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Fatality on the Green River
Contact: Mary Risser, 970.374.3001
A 54-year old woman died Wednesday afternoon after an apparent drowning in the Green River during a private rafting trip through Dinosaur National Monument. The private party was on the second day of a 4-day trip through Lodore Canyon.
The woman went into the river when the raft in which she was riding overturned in middle Triplet Falls. Members of the rafting party discovered that she was unresponsive when they retrieved her from a pool just below the falls. They conducted CPR for approximately an hour before a commercial river rafting group arrived on the scene and provided additional assistance. The commercial group notified the National Park Service by satellite phone and assisted with transporting the victim to Echo Park, where an ambulance was waiting to transport her.
No additional details are available at this time. An investigation is being conducted by the Moffat County Sheriff and the National Park Service.
Did You Know?
Paleontologist Earl Douglass first came to Utah looking for mammal fossils. He returned in 1909 and discovered an immense deposit of dinosaur bones, now protected at Dinosaur National Monument. Although made famous by dinosaurs, Douglass died preferring his beloved mammal fossils over dinosaurs.