American, Canadian killed in Peru rafting accident

  • Associated Press
  • December 20, 2012 - 3:40 PM

LIMA, Peru - Peruvian police say they have found the body of an American woman who was missing after a raft carrying foreign tourists capsized in a turbulent river. A Canadian man also died and his body was found earlier.

Officials say the accident happened Tuesday in Cuzco province as Peruvian guides took three rafts down the rain-swollen Vilcanota River carrying tourists.

Twenty-three-year-old Alycia Berrier from Pennsylvania had initially been reported missing and was confirmed dead on Wednesday. The Canadian man was identified as 25-year-old Nishant Fozdar Jagdeep. Authorities haven't given their hometowns.

The Cuzco region where the accident occurred is home to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and also is a popular destination for adventure sports like rafting.

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