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Whitewater rafting season begins

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FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) -- While it's only a couple of days into spring, outdoor adventurers are already thinking about their trips down the river.

Saturday marks the first day of rafting season.  There were 24 rafters who braved the cold trip down the New River.

Folks at Adventures on the Gorge say whitewater rafting in general has taken a hit in years past, but 2013 was their strongest year since several companies merged.

Rafting season will be in full swing by Memorial Day weekend.  

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