Man hospitalized after rafting accident - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

Man hospitalized after rafting accident


OAK HILL (WVVA) - A man was hospitalized Tuesday after falling overboard during a rafting excursion.

The man -- from Ohio -- was among multiple individuals who fell out of a raft at Double Z Rapids, near Nuttallburg, Tuesday afternoon.

Raft guides pulled the individuals from the water, including the man -- who was unresponsive.

A guide with Adventures on the Gorge and another individual revived the victim using CPR. The man was then transported by CSX high railer to a nearby location where an ambulance took him to Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

As of Tuesday evening he was in stable condition.

National Park Service rangers are investigating the incident.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at