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    AZ - Kaitlin Kenney, 21, Grand Canyon, 11 Jan 2013

    A 21-year-old woman from Englewood, Colo., disappeared over the weekend during a river trip through the Grand Canyon.

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...yon-river-trip

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    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The mother of a 21-year-old Englewood woman who disappeared Friday on a river trip through the Grand Canyon writes on Facebook that Kaitlin Anne Kenney is "with the angels."

    Authorities, however, have only said that they are searching for Kenney.


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    Englewood woman reported missing on Ariz. river trip

    http://www.coloradoan.com/viewart/20...riz-river-trip

    6:14 AM, Jan 15, 2013

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    Ground-based search crews intensified their efforts Monday in the Tapeats Creek area.

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    Mom of missing Englewood woman speaks out

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    10:57 PM, Jan 14, 2013

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    Linnea Kenney, the woman's mother, said she believes her daughter did not survive when she accidentally fell into the frigid cold water.

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    UPDATED: Search for Woman Missing Near Grand Canyon Scaled Back

    http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2013/...aled-back.html

    By Associated Press on Wed, Jan 16, 2013
    POSTED: 7:06 am

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) Authorities are scaling back the search for a Colorado woman reported missing from a private river trip in Grand Canyon National Park.

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    why the assumption she drowned? or ended up in the water at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzPistonsGirl View Post
    why the assumption she drowned? or ended up in the water at all?
    My assumption is that that's what the friends must have said, considering the mother wasn't there. If it was dark and they were camped close to the water, it is a reasonable explanation, though I would personally want quite a bit more searching done before I came to that conclusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzPistonsGirl View Post
    why the assumption she drowned? or ended up in the water at all?
    Where else would she go? We did a one day rafting trip down the Colorado and our guide was telling us about these month long trips. In some spots he said a helicopter can't even get in to rescue someone who is critically injured - the only way out is to keep going down the river.

    If there's nowhere to go from their camp site except into the water, then she couldn't have survived long. The water temperature is barely above freezing in the middle of July, much less in January. And if she fell in but managed to pull herself out onto a rock, she probably would have died quickly (but they may have found her body by now). It is bitterly cold and icy there, with nighttime temps in the teens.

    I cannot imagine the pain, but it sounds like her mother has a very realistic view of the situation.
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    How does a 21-year-old just accidentally walk through shallow water into the deepest rushing water without knowing she was headed into dangerous rushing water? Why would she do this in the middle of the night? Odd. She had to be wasted, mentally ill, or someone assisted her disappearance. Why is her mom so certain that her daughter's disappearance is not foul play?
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/15...o-disappeared/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensfan View Post
    How does a 21-year-old just accidentally walk through shallow water into the deepest rushing water without knowing she was headed into dangerous rushing water? Why would she do this in the middle of the night? Odd. She had to be wasted, mentally ill, or someone assisted her disappearance. Why is her mom so certain that her daughter's disappearance is not foul play?
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/15...o-disappeared/
    I agree. I mean, I get it if she fell out of a raft but she got up in the middle of the night, waded into the water and drowned? What am I missing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensfan View Post
    How does a 21-year-old just accidentally walk through shallow water into the deepest rushing water without knowing she was headed into dangerous rushing water? Why would she do this in the middle of the night? Odd. She had to be wasted, mentally ill, or someone assisted her disappearance. Why is her mom so certain that her daughter's disappearance is not foul play?
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/15...o-disappeared/
    I would say it's quite possible she got up in the middle of the night to go pee, and in the darkness fell into the river. For some reason, when I camp, I ALWAYS have to get up, put on shoes, and go outside the tent to pee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannaT View Post
    I would say it's quite possible she got up in the middle of the night to go pee, and in the darkness fell into the river. For some reason, when I camp, I ALWAYS have to get up, put on shoes, and go outside the tent to pee.
    Many people are found deceased in the numerous rivers in Pittsburgh. I have never read about a sober, mentally health adult that accidentally walked into one of these rivers and died.

    Naturally created rivers have a border of shallow water before dropping off to deeper depths. When Kaitlin first stepped into the shallow water, it is logical to think that she would have backed up or turned around instead of proceeding to walk into the deepest part of the river. In addition, the increasingly noisy river sound should have warned Kaitlin that she was dangerously close to the river.

    Something is odd about the assumption that she just accidentally walked into the river, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmama View Post
    I agree. I mean, I get it if she fell out of a raft but she got up in the middle of the night, waded into the water and drowned? What am I missing?
    This is really odd. Who would go wade into a creek in the middle of the night in the Grand Canyon in January?!? Any grogginess would evaporate with the first contact your big toe made with the frigid water. Has anyone said they saw her go in the water? I'd be more inclined to think she wandered off and got injured/disoriented. Something is off here.

    OT: We visited the Grand Canyon this year for the first time (it is amazing btw - pictures do it no justice). Being the WS'er that I am, I bought a huge book that chronicles deaths at the Grand Canyon. It's very intriguing - but I hope Kaitlin doesn't make into a revision someday...
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