Former Waldorf College Soccer Player Dies In Boating Accident

Posted at: 07/29/2013 11:04 AM

Haley Rinaldi-Snapped Tow Rope Caused Fatal Accident
Haley Rinaldi-Snapped Tow Rope Caused Fatal Accident
Photo: Mount Mercy University

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Friends are mourning an eastern Iowa college student who died in a Colorado boating accident last week.


Authorities say 21-year-old Haley Rinaldi, of Basalt, Colo., was killed Friday at the Ruedi Reservoir north of Aspen. Rinaldi was studying biology at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, and was also a member of the women's soccer team. She transferred from Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, in 2012.


A coroner in Eagle County, Colo., says Rinaldi was being pulled on a tube behind a boat when the tow rope snapped, and the metal connector struck her in the head. Her death has been ruled an accident.


Service arrangements are pending.