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Idaho man dies on private boating trip on Colorado River

Associated Press

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. – Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say an Idaho man has died while on a private boating trip on the Colorado River.

Park rangers were called about noon Sunday about a man being pulled out of the water and receiving CPR near Hance Rapid.

Rangers were flown to the location in a park helicopter and say resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.

Members of the boating party identified the man as 69-year-old Jimmie Blair of New Meadows, Idaho.

Blair was on day nine of a multiday boating trip.

Authorities say the death is being investigated by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

Additional details weren’t immediately available Monday.

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