Monday, December 7, 2009

Lawsuit Filed Over Fatal Wyoming Rafting Trip Ends in Settlement

A June 2006 river rafting adventure ended in tragedy for three visitors to the Grand Teton National Park. Married couple John and Elizabeth Rizas, and another visitor, Linda Clark, were thrown from the raft they were riding in and drowned. The expedition was led and arranged by the Grand Teton Lodging Company, a privately owned venture that offers lodging and tours in the park.

In the wrongful death claim brought against the company by surviving relatives of those who died, it was alleged that the company routinely downplayed the inherent dangers of the white water rafting tours it led. After several weeks of jury deliberation in the case, it was announced that the parties had arrived at a mutually amenable settlement, although no specific dollar amount was announced.

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