Man dies in Grand Canyon raft flip |

Man dies in Grand Canyon raft flip

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. ” A Colorado man has died after the boat he was in flipped over in the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon National Park officials said Tuesday that 45-year-old Randall Johnson of Grand Junction was on a private 21-day rafting trip on the Colorado River when the boat flipped in a rapid on Sunday. His companions pulled him from the water after several minutes and tried unsuccessfully to revive him.

Park rangers were unable to come to his aid because of his location on a remote stretch of the river. His body was taken downriver by his group and later recovered by National Park Service officials.

The Coconino County Medical Examiner plans to do an autopsy Wednesday.