Woman dies in freak boating accident on Reudi Reservoir

EAGLE, Colo. - A 21-year-old woman was killed at Reudi Reservoir on Friday afternoon in a boating accident.

According to Eagle County Sheriff’s Office,  someone on the reservoir called 911 at approximately 3:37 p.m. with a report of a female party who had sustained a "spike" to the head.

Emergency workers responded and confirmed the woman was dead at the scene.

Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis has identified the victim of the accident at Ruedi Reservoir as 21-year-old Haley Rinaldi of Basalt.

Witnesses said Rinaldi was being pulled on a tube behind a boat when the tow rope snapped and the metal connector struck her in the head. The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Bettis has ruled the manner of death as accidental. 

Reudi Reservoir is about 15 miles east of Basalt, Colo.

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