1 dead, multiple injured at a motorboat
National Park Service officials said Sunday that one person was killed and several others injured when a motorboat capsized in the Grand Canyon over the weekend.
Park Service employees in the Grand Canyon received a report of an "upside down motorboat" near Bedrock Rapid on the Colorado River shortly after 2 p.m. Local time Saturday.
A search and rescue team was sent to the spot.
The Park Service said in a press release that Ronald Vanderlug, 67, was not reacting to members of the rafting group pulling him out of the water.
Four others in a non-critical conditions were helped and taken to the South Rim helibase.
The death was the third in Grand Canyon National Park in recent weeks.
A pedestrian fell from a height of 200 feet and died in the park in late August, and a 57-year-old Arizona hiker died over Labor Day weekend.
Park officials also announced on Sunday that a series of water conservation measures and restrictions on the southern edge of the park would trigger a series of breaks in the park's waterline.
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