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Oak Hill woman drowns on New River

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A boat trip on the New River ended in tragedy on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.  Three people were on an aluminum jon boat when it turned over at around 10 a.m. in the Pinball rapid.  That is in the Cunard area of the New River.

Two of the people were able to make it to shore, but Christina Dawn Schneider, 46, of Oak Hill, WV drowned.  The body was recovered downstream in the Upper Railroad rapid.  Crews from the National Park Service, Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department and JanCare ambulance all responded to the accident. 

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