Freak Rockfall Kills Colorado Couple At Glen Canyon NRA
A freak rockfall at Glen Canyon National Monument has killed a Colorado couple that was vacationing on a pontoon boat on Lake Powell.
The couple, Mary and Donald Simmons, of Calhan, Colorado, had anchored their boat Friday in a small alcove in an area of the the lake known as Lake Canyon. Rangers say it appears as if a slab of sandstone measuring roughly 250 square feet fractured off the alcove and fell on the bow of their boat.
Mrs. Simmons' body was found at the scene, while her husband's body has not yet been recovered.
Water depths at the site of the accident are approximately 150 feet.