The Washington Post

Man killed in boating accident at Grand Canyon:


A 67-year-old man died after a motorboat flipped on a Colorado River trip inside Grand Canyon National Park, officials said Sunday. The boat overturned shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday and emergency medical personnel treated four people, park officials said. Authoritie­s said their injuries were not critical. Park officials identified the dead man as Ronald Vanderlugt but didn’t release his hometown. John Dillon, the executive director of the Grand Canyon River Outfitters Associatio­n that represents the outfitters permitted in the canyon, said the boat flipped on a rapid when it came up against a rock.

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