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Rafter injured on New River

FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) - An Ohio man was hospitalized after being injured on a New River Gorge rafting trip.

According to Robin Snyder of the New River Gorge National River, a raft of private boaters flipped at 'Double Z' rapids on the lower part of the river Sunday afternoon.

Douglas Downs of Loveland Ohio, suffered a back injury as a result.

Raft guides from Ace were able to stabilize Downs. He was then transported to Charleston Area Medical Center.

The Nuttall Volunteer Fire Department and General Ambulance responded to the scene.

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