Motorboat incident in Grand Canyon National Park on Colorado River leaves 1 dead and several injured

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A motorboat overturned in the Grand Canyon on Saturday afternoon, killing one and injuring several.

The Grand Canyon National Park Service (NPS) received a report at 2:12 p.m. of a motorboat capsized on the Colorado River near Bedrock Rapid, Arizona.

River rafting guide, GoRafting.com, says Bedrock Rapid is a “consistent rapid” with a seven. The website says, “A large rocky island in the middle of the river divides the river into left and right channels. You can run into trouble here by not making the movement around the rock island and turning this feature off.”

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Grand Canyon National Park tweeted: “SAR is underway to treat and transport injured patients. The incident is ongoing; no further information is available.”

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