WEST JORDAN, Utah, Aug. 20, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A West Jordan woman lost her life on Thursday while on an LDS church outing near Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Pamela Solomon, 54, and a member of the West Jordan 27th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was helping to lead a youth river rafting trip on the Snake River near the Wyoming/Idaho border when her raft capsized and she fell into the river.
Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said Solomon was wearing a life jacket and was quickly pulled from the river, but she had swallowed too much water, and could not be revived. She died after being taken to a hospital in Jackson Hole.
Hawkins made a statement to KUTV about Solomon’s loss:
“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.”
Solomon was a photographer and owned her own studio. Friends posting tributes on her Facebook page said they would remember her friendship, her positive attitude, and for being there to shoot photos at the important moments of their lives.