Woman dies on raft trip near Utah

By MIKE WIGGINS
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A 63-year-old woman rafting the Colorado River died from some type of medical condition Friday evening after setting up camp near the Utah state line, authorities said.

Emergency personnel were called to the Black Rock area of the river just before 6 p.m., Mesa County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Sally Weese said.

The woman’s identity was not released, and Weese said she did not know the woman’s hometown.

The woman was on a guided raft tour with a group of people including her husband.

She died after the group set up camp at Black Rock, four miles west of the state line, Weese said.

Someone performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the woman for several minutes but was unable to revive her, Weese said.

Weese said the Mesa County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.


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