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Woman killed in Gore Canyon identified

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.

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The VailDaily Updated Aug 19, 2014 01:14PM Published Aug 19, 2014 01:13PM Copyright 2014 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.