UPDATE: Atlanta woman dies on Ocoee River
An Atlanta woman died Saturday while rafting on the Ocoee River.
Polk County EMA director Steven Lofty says the woman fell out of the raft right below the put in on the Ocoee River.
According to the sheriff's department, deputies, a Tennessee State Park ranger and a Tennessee State Trooper arrived on the scene around 11:20 a.m. When they arrived, several rafting guides were performing CPR on the woman.
Officials say the woman was in her late 40's and was on a commercial rafting trip with a group of family and friends. Around the first drop, a rapid called Grumpy's, the victim and another woman fell out of the raft.
The woman was pulled back into the raft and a rope was thrown to the victim. She grabbed the rope but she lost consciousness before reaching shore.
The river guides moved her to shore and performed CPR until emergency responders arrived. The victim was taken to Copper Basin Medical where she was pronounced dead.
Her name has not been released.
Tennessee State Parks and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency are investigating the incident.