GOLDEN, B.C. - One person has died after a raft flipped during a whitewater rafting excursion on the Kicking Horse river east of Golden B.C.
Glacier Raft Company, which was running the excursion, says the raft was one of a group of five going over a rapid in the Middle Canyon section of the river around 3 p.m. local time on Saturday.
Each raft carried eight passengers and one guide.
When the raft turned over, guides from the other rafts in the group quickly pulled all passengers from the river.
The company says that one person was unresponsive even though the guides attempted resuscitation while waiting for a rescue helicopter.
The company says the Kicking Horse river is currently experiencing high water conditions due to spring run-off, but conditions were within safe operating guidelines.
The company, which is based in Golden, has been operating for more than 30 years. It says it normally carries between 2,000 and 3,000 passengers each year on the Kicking Horse and other rivers in the region.