MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A boat operator was killed in a rafting accident in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.
Park officials say the 44-year-old Moran man, whose name has not been released, was on a training trip with three passengers on the Snake River when the raft hit a log snag and became entangled Tuesday.
The passengers fell into the cold, swift current, and the boat operator fell in as well when he tried to dislodge the raft. Investigators say the passengers were then able to climb onto the log snag and back into the raft.
The operator was found dead nearby nearly two hours later.
He and his passengers worked for the Grand Teton Lodge Company, a park concessioner.