Tributes have been paid to a British man who died during a white-water rafting trip in America. Steve Morton, who was 47 and from Cambridge, is reported to have fallen from a boat while exploring the Kenai Penisula in Alaska.
A tribute has been paid to Steve Morton from his former employers, international exams group Cambridge Assessment, after he died in a white-water rafting accident in Alaska.
It is with great sadness that we heard of the tragic death of Steve Morton in a white-water rafting accident in Alaska.
Steve, who worked with Cambridge Assessment on major IT projects over many years, set out on a trek early in May to climb Mount McKinley in Alaska and despite adverse conditions he made it to the summit.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve's wife Vanessa and their children.
– Cambridge Assessment spokesman
Mr Morton and his wife Vanessa Langlois are said to have married in 2012, but had known each other for 10 years before that.
The couple had five children - three girls aged between 24 and 17, a 12-year-old stepson and a seven-year-old boy.
A British man has died following a white-water rafting trip in America, it has been reported.
Steve Morton, 47, from Cambridge, fell from a boat while exploring the rapids and canyons of Six Mile Creek in the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, Sky News said.
He was reportedly pulled from the water unconscious and was airlifted to hospital in Anchorage where he died.
His wife Vanessa Langlois told Sky News that her husband had been on a climbing holiday and just days earlier had reached the summit of the nearby Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in the United States.
She spoke to him shortly before his fatal adventure.