EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMan Charged With Public Intoxication After Being Pulled From Upper New River
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Reported by: Mamie Buoy
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Jul. 5, 2013 9:09 PM EDT
Hinton , West Virginia
A Raleigh County man is facing charges after he had to be rescued while swimming in the Upper New River in Summers County.
Investigators say the 55-year-old man, from Sophia, was staying at the Berry Campground, in Hinton, and decided to go for a swim. They say the man had been drinking earlier and was not wearing a personal floatation device. They say he quickly got into trouble and began calling for help. Rescue crews had to pull him out of the river and take him to the hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.
The man has been charged with public intoxication. Investigators say they responded to reports of the same man having trouble in the water on Thursday night.
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