1 dead after commercial raft flips at Grand Canyon National Park

The Colorado River winds through the Grand Canyon. (Source: NPS.gov)
The Colorado River winds through the Grand Canyon. (Source: NPS.gov)(NPS.gov)
Published: Sep. 11, 2022 at 1:22 PM MST|Updated: Sep. 12, 2022 at 8:53 AM MST
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GRAND CANYON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5/AP) - Officials at Grand Canyon National Park say one person has been killed after a commercial raft flipped on the Colorado River.

Park officials say the incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday and emergency medical personnel treated and transported some injured patients. It was unclear how many people on the raft were injured and park officials didn’t immediately send any updates Sunday.

They said the raft flipped at Bedrock Rapid, which rafting experts say is a large rocky island in the middle of the river that divides the river into left and right channels.

Editor’s Note: An original AP version of this story indicated that the watercraft was a motorboat. Arizona’s Family has since learned it was a commercially-operated raft.