MEADOW CREEK —
West Virginia State Police say a man has drowned in New River while trying to retrieve a canoe.
State police tell WVNS-TV that the drowning occurred after the victim and his 15-year-old and 16-year-old stepsons were dumped out of a flat-bottom canoe. Their names haven’t been released.
The teenagers were taken to a hospital in Beckley. Their conditions weren’t immediately available.
The accident occurred Monday night near Meadow Creek.