Couple Files Suit Over Fatal Rafting Accident

A couple from New Jersey has filed suit over a 2006 Snake River rafting accident that resulted in the wrongful death of three people from the personal injuries they sustained, alleging that the tour companies underplayed the danger of rafting there.

The suit was filed in state court in Jackson, New Jersey by Robert and Patricia Rizas naming Tauck, Inc., the tour company, Vail Resorts, and Grand Teton Lodge Company as defendants.

When the accident took place in 2006 in Grand Teton National Park, Elizabeth and John Rizas of Beaufort, South Carolina and Linda Clark of Shreveport, Louisiana died after their raft struck a log in the river, causing the passengers and boatman to be dumped out. The three victims drowned.

John Rizas’ brother Robert and his wife Patricia were also on the raft.

According to the Rizas’ suit, the companies allegedly knew conditions on the river were unsafe.
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