Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 26, 2013

Man drowns in New River after canoe accident


Associated Press

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.