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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A boater has died along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, according to a release from the National Park Service.

Grand Canyon Regional Communications received a call about a woman, identified as Kathy Newman going in and out of consciousness, due to a possible allergic reaction.  The call came in near river mile 168 on the Colorado River, said the release.

Newman's group initiated CPR after she lost total consciousness, according to officials.  Arizona DPS officers arrived on scene via helicopter to assist, but were unable to revive the 54-year-old. She had been on day five of a seven day trip to see the Colorado River. 

According to the release an investigation is underway to determine what happened to Newman.  No further information is available at this time.

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