LDS Young Women President Drowns at Youth Conference

A Young Women leader, Pamela Solomon (54), died at a youth conference following a river rafting accident, the Church confirmed Saturday.

“It’s a tragic event, but she loved so much and gave so much, and she passed serving people that she loved,” Solomon’s son, Mikey Jacobson, told Fox 13 News.

Solomon lived in West Jordan, Utah and was rafting down the Snake River in Idaho. Solomon was wearing her life jacket and was quickly pulled into the raft but had already swallowed a lot of water and later died after arriving at a hospital in Jackson, Wyoming.

Church spokesman Eric Hawkins gave the following statement in response to this tragic accident:

“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.”

A Go Fund Me account has been created to help the Solomon’s family with expenses. Her children wrote the following on the Go Fund Me page:

Our sweet mother tragically lost her life serving as the Young Women’s president in her church on river rafting retreat. She spent her entire life in the service of others and never gave a thought to her own needs. She has not only been the rock of our family but every person she has come in contact with has left with more hope.

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