Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News

Seattle woman dies during Grand Canyon raft trip

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. -- In a story June 5 about the death of a Seattle woman during a raft trip on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, the Associated Press, relying on information provided by Grand Canyon National Park, reported erroneously the woman's name. The woman was Catherine Newman, not Kathy Newman, said Trish Lees, spokeswoman for the Coconino County Public Health Services District.

A corrected version of the story is below:

The woman died at Grand Canyon National Park after suffering an apparent allergic reaction while on a commercial raft trip on the Colorado River.

Park officials say 54-year-old Catherine Newman could not be revived after she was stricken late Tuesday of last week. Her body was helicoptered out of the canyon the next day.

Park spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski says no information is available on what might have triggered Newman's apparent allergy reaction.

The spokeswoman says the National Park Service is conducting an investigation and that the Coconino County Medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Newman's group was on the fifth day of a seven-day trip through the canyon.

World Class Arizona

  • APSWorld Class Arizona with Arizona's largest and longest-serving electricity utility. APS serves more than 1.2 million customers in 11 of the state's 15 counties.

Voice For A Better Arizona

About the Author


Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News