Kayaker dies on Grand Canyon, Scott Foster of Bend, Oregon
From the GCPBA email list. My condolences to his friends and family.
From: gcpba -at- yahoogroups.com On Behalf Of Richard Martin
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 2:21 PM
Subject: [gcpba] GCPBA Newswire - Deceased Kayaker Identified
Deceased Kayaker Identified
Grand Canyon, AZ. – A kayaker who died yesterday in Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as 42 year-old Scott Foster of Bend, Oregon.
On Monday, January 10, at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report from a private river trip of CPR in progress.
Rangers were dispatched via helicopter to river mile 44.5 on the Colorado River just below President Harding Rapid. Upon arriving at the scene, rangers took over efforts to revive the 42 year-old kayaker, but were unsuccessful.
Members of the party reported looking back after they had successfully navigated the rapid to see Foster's kayak upside down in the water. They retrieved him as quickly as possible, then began CPR and called for assistance.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Foster's body was retrieved via helicopter and flown to the South Rim where it was met by the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
The National Park Service is conducting an investigation into the incident. No additional information is available at this time.
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