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UPDATE: Car Found in the Kanawha River, Driver Not Hurt

UPDATE 8/26/11 @ 10:20 a.m.
DUNBAR, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The car that plunged into the Kanawha River Friday is out of the water.

Emergency crews tell WSAZ.com Leighsha Bowman, 40, of South Charleston, was looking for a house for sale, lost control, went over the hill and in to the river.

Bowman was able to get out of the car and make it to the river's bank. The accident was reported at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

She was not seriously hurt. However, the car did damage a boat dock at a home near 17th Street.

Rescue crews hooked a cable to the car and pulled it out of the water about 10:15 a.m. Friday.



ORIGINAL STORY
DUNBAR, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Rescue crews are trying to get a car out of the Kanawha River in Dunbar.

The car was located in the river just before 9 a.m. near 17th Street.

Rescue crews tell WSAZ.com the car went under the water before crews could hook it up to a cable and get it out of the water.

The car was checked, but there was no one inside or near the vehicle. At this point, crews don't know how the car got into the water.

As of 9:30 a.m., the car was still in the water.

We have a crew at the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the very latest information.


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