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Missing Rafter Found Safe in Clendenin


UPDATE @ 3:20 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The teenager who fell in the Elk River Monday has been found safe.

Emergency crews at the scene tell WSAZ.com they found the 19-year-old in the town of Clendenin.

The victim says he fell out of the raft, swam to shore and walked the shore line to the town of Clendenin. Crews say the victim was found four miles from where the raft flipped over in the river.

The 19-year-old was reported missing about 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Elk River near Valley View Drive in Clendenin.

We have a crew in Clendenin. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are on the scene of a water rescue in Clendenin.

The incident was reported about 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Elk River near Valley View Drive in Clendenin.

Kanawha County 911 Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com a raft flipped over and two people fell in the water. One person has been pulled out of the river, but crews are still working to locate the second person.

The Charleston Dive Team is on the way to the scene to help with the efforts.

We have a crew headed to the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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