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Fayetteville woman dies after boat overturned in New River

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FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WVVA) -

An official with the National Park Service has identified a drowning victim whose body was recovered Thursday on the New River.

NPS spokesperson Julena Campbell said there were three people on a Jon boat when it overturned in the Cunard area of the river. No one was wearing life jackets. Two people swam to shore. 

The body of Christina Dawn Schneider, 46, of Fayetteville was recovered downstream. 

Members of the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Dept. and Jan-Care Ambulance Service assisted in the recovery.

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