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Man drowns in New River after canoe accident

November 26, 2013
Associated Press

MEADOW CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — 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.


Information from: WVNS-TV,



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