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Old 03-19-2014   #1
 
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News Release: Kayaker Fatality on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park

Subject: News Release: Kayaker Fatality on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:26:50 -0700
From: GRCA Public Affairs, NPS <[email protected]>
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Grand Canyon News Release

Release date: Immediate

Contact(s): Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski

Phone number(s): 928-638-7958

Date: March 19, 2014

Kayaker Fatality on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon, Ariz., On Tuesday, March 18 at approximately 6:30 p.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call via satellite phone reporting a fatality on the Colorado River. The victim, a 31 year old male, was part of a private river trip of nine self-supported kayakers nearing the end of a 12 day river trip.

Curtis Joyce of Portland, OR was discovered capsized and unresponsive in his kayak near river mile 189 also known as the Lower Whitmore camp. Members of the group attempted CPR, however all attempts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful. Due to the time of day and approaching darkness, rangers were not able to fly into canyon until this morning, when they recovered the body.

An investigation in the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner. No further information is available at this time.

-NPS-

Public Affairs Office
Grand Canyon National Park
Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski
Acting Public Affairs Officer
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Condolences to friends and family.

Heart stopped for a few seconds as I have a friend down in the lower canyon doing a massive 8 day canyoneering/backpacking/packrafting loop. Always fear reading such a headline when my friends are in the backcountry.

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Such sad news. My condolences to his family and river brothers and sisters.
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Awful news. Condolences to friends and family, nothing can be said to help those dealing with this. Please be kind to each other.
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It's tough to have to read one of these this early in the year. Sympathy to the family and those on the trip. Be safe out there friends.
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