Body of woman recovered from river in Grand Canyon

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By David McNew By David McNew

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say the body of a woman has been pulled from the Colorado River at Grand Canyon National Park.

Park officials say people on a private river trip reported seeing the body in the water near Tuckup Canyon late Thursday afternoon.

Due to pending darkness, park rangers were unable to fly to the scene until Friday morning.

The body transported to the rim by helicopter and then transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner's Office.

Park officials say the woman's name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of her family.