- Associated Press - Monday, June 9, 2014

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - In a story June 5 about the death of a Seattle woman during a raft trip on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, the Associated Press, relying on information provided by Grand Canyon National Park, reported erroneously the woman’s name. The woman was Catherine Newman, not Kathy Newman, said Trish Lees, spokeswoman for the Coconino County Public Health Services District.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Seattle woman dies during Grand Canyon raft trip

Grand Canyon National Park: Seattle woman on raft trip dies after apparent allergic reaction

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - A Seattle woman has died at Grand Canyon National Park after suffering an apparent allergic reaction while on a commercial raft trip on the Colorado River.

Park officials say 54-year-old Catherine Newman could not be revived after she was stricken late Tuesday. Her body was helicoptered out of the canyon on Wednesday.

Park spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski says no information is available on what might have triggered Newman’s apparent allergy reaction.

The spokeswoman says the National Park Service is conducting an investigation and that the Coconino County Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

Newman’s group was on the fifth day of a seven-day trip through the canyon.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide