GRAND COUNTY — The Grand County coroner has identified a kayaker who was found dead in the Gore Canyon as 38-year-old Elizabeth “Beth” McVay, of Boulder County, officials said.
Coroner Brenda Bock determined that McVay died from blunt force trauma after falling from a riverside cliff.
McVay became separated from her kayak near the upper end of Gore Canyon on the Colorado River on Aug. 16.
Grand County Dispatch received a report stating McVay was trying to scale an embankment on the side of the river around 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, according to a press release.
Her body was discovered at the base of the cliffs in rocky terrain along the river early on Aug. 17.