Crews searching for missing rafter

Posted: July 8, 2013 by kirisyko in Water, Whitewater rafting
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Crews are still searching for a man who disappeared after his raft capsized on a river in western Pennsylvania over the weekend.

Officials in Fayette County say the 22-year-old man went missing shortly after noon Saturday while whitewater rafting on the Youghiogheny (yawk-a-GEN’-nee) River in Ohiopyle State Park.

The park’s manager, says rescue teams have been combing the river and surrounding woods in search of the man, who’s in his 20s. His name hasn’t been released.

Officials with White Water Adventurers say the man’s raft flipped at a place called Dimple RockĀ and he was swept about 200 yards downstream, disappearing near an area known as “Swimmer’s Rapid.”

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