Body recovered from upper Gauley River

Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 4:55 PM EDT
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - A body has been recovered from the upper Gauley River.

According to a release from the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, the body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Charleston, WV for a positive identification.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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See previous coverage of deaths at the Gauley River and the precautions being taken to stop them here:

Multiple rafter deaths reported at start of Gauley season (

National Park Service and first responders to make recovery attempt of deceased rafter on Gauley River (