Woman dies in rafting accident on Arkansas River
June 10, 2011
SALIDA, Colo. (AP) – A 38-year-old San Antonio woman is dead after she was swept off a commercial raft in swift-moving rapids.
Chaffee County Coroner Randy Amettis identified the woman as Sue Ann Apolinar. An autopsy was scheduled Thursday.
The woman was one of four people who went into the water after their raft was hit by a big wave in the Arkansas River.
According to the Denver Post, the other rafters were quickly picked up by one of the seven other rafts on the trip on Wednesday.
Though she was quickly retrieved, the woman had no pulse, authorities said.