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LDS youth leader drowns on rafting trip

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WEST JORDAN — A West Jordan woman drowned in a rafting accident during an LDS youth trip to the Snake River in Idaho.

Pamela Solomon, 54, was on a trip Thursday with a youth group from a congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she fell from the raft, church spokesman Eric Hawkins said Saturday.

Solomon was wearing a life jacket and was quickly pulled from the water but had swallowed a significant amount of water, Hawkins said. She was resuscitated and transported to a hospital in Jackson, Wyoming, where she died.

"Sister Solomon was a beloved Young Women’s president and we mourn with her family and the members of her congregation as they face this tragic loss," Hawkins said.

Solomon had the auto-immune disease sarcoidosis which made her ineligible for life insurance, according to a GoFundMe account set up to pay for her funeral and go to her husband, Scott. Deseret News has not verified the authenticity of the account.

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