- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

DRYDEN, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have identified the man who died while rafting on the Wenatchee River.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that the victim was 53-year-old Keith M. Thomas of Shelton.

Officials say Thomas and a teenage girl were in a commercial raft operated by Orion River Rafting of Leavenworth when it flipped on Wednesday. A raft operator was also in the boat.

Thomas and the girl were thrown from the raft and the girl climbed back on, but Thomas could not.

A kayaker traveling with the raft help Thomas to shore where authorities say CPR was performed to no avail.

The man and girl were wearing wet suits and life jackets.

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