16 Year Old Boy dies while White Water Rafting

Posted: August 14, 2013 by kirisyko in Injuries, Water, Whitewater rafting
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FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va.  — A 16-year-old boy died Tuesday in a whitewater rafting accident on the Lower New River, according to information from the National Park Service.

Rangers received a call about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday about a rafting accident at the Keeney Rapids.

The boy was pulled out of the river, and CPR was administered.

He was taken to Plateau Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

NPS rangers are investigating. The boy’s name has not been released pending notification of his family.

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