Accident Database

Report ID# 3493

  • Flush Drowning
  • Does not Apply
  • Cold Water
  • High Water

Accident Description

Video of area shows Class II+ water

Arizona woman killed on rafting trip near Radium

By The Denver Post

Posted: 06/03/2011

Officials pulled the body of an Arizona woman from the Colorado River near Radium on Thursday afternoon. At 3:15 p.m., officers received a report of a possible drowning in the Colorado River near Radium, according to a news release from the Grand County Sheriff's Office. A woman was removed from the river at the Radium BLM Campground where she was later pronounced dead. The Grand County Coroner's Office identified the woman as Susan Pyeatt-Terpening, 65, of Glendale, Ariz. The woman was rafting with co-workers and friends on a team-building trip. The group was in an area known as Needles Eye when the raft overturned and Pyeatt-Terpening was thrown into the water. The cause of death has not yet been identified. Grand County Search and Rescue and Grand County EMS also responded to the call.

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