Kayaker, 73, drowns in Grand County, Utah
An Arizona woman died Tuesday after her inflatable kayak flipped on the Green River in Utah, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Department.
Shirley Palmer, 73, of Tucson, Ariz., reportedly drowned around 11:30 a.m. in a section of the Green River, Wire Fence Rapids, which is located approximately 37 miles up river from Green River, Utah.
The sheriff’s department said other members of Palmer’s party were able to reach her about 15 minutes after the accident. They attempted CPR without success.
The group took Palmer to the Swasey takeout where they called deputies.