S'porean dies after rafting in Canada

A Singaporean businesswoman died in Canada on Tuesday afternoon (Wednesday morning, Singapore) after a white water rafting trip.

A friend of the woman told The New Paper yesterday that Miss P. G. Gian, 51, was on holiday in Canada with friends and that they were white water rafting on the Kananaskis River in Alberta, western Canada, when she fell into the water two-thirds through the journey.

She had her life jacket on and was in the water for about a minute before she was pulled back onto the raft. Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that she seemed fine after being pulled back into the raft and showed only slight signs of breathing difficulties.

The group continued for another 4km before her condition worsened and CPR had to be administered.

She was taken to a hospital in Calgary, Alberta, but was pronounced dead an hour later.

The Canadian press reported that investigations by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are ongoing.


This article was first published on July 17 2015.
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