Utah Woman Dies in River Rafting Accident on Idaho River
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman river rafting with a Mormon church group in Idaho has died.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed the death Saturday of 54-year-old Pamela Solomon, of West Jordan. Church spokesman Eric Hawkins says Solomon was with a youth conference group on a rafting trip Thursday on the Snake River when she fell from the raft. Officials say she had a life jacket and was quickly pulled from the water.
According to a statement from Hawkins, Solomon had swallowed a significant amount of water. She was taken to a hospital in Jackson, Wyoming where she died a short time later. Her son, Travis Jacobson, tells KUTV that she had a history of poor health issues including a struggle with Sarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disease.