AustraliaFormer Tasmanian police office dies during river trip in Grand Canyon
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The family of a Tasmanian man who died while swimming in the Grand Canyon in the United States has paid tribute to the 77-year-old, describing him as "an adventurer".
Former Tasmanian police officer Kenneth Reece was on a commercial river trip in the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon when he got into trouble.
It is understood Mr Reece had only been overseas for about five days when the incident happened.
He had planned to be away for a month.
His brother John Reece said Mr Reece was a "family-orientated" man who enjoyed travel.
He said he had died doing what he wanted to do and that had been the way he had lived his life.
Mr Reece is survived by his two adult children
His death is still being investigated by US authorities.
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The 76-year-old man sustained serious head injuries after being thrown from his bike while trying to escape the bird at Woonona, south of Sydney.
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