- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say a man drowned in the Greenbrier River while trying to help two other swimmers.

Crews recovered the 18-year-old victim’s body on Tuesday afternoon. His name hasn’t been released.

Richie Miller with the Division of Natural Resources tells media outlets that the victim was with a group of people swimming in the river just outside Hinton.

Miller says two members of the group got tired and began to struggle while swimming across the river. He says the victim and three other members of the group went into the water to help. The victim then disappeared.

He says none of the swimmers was wearing a life jacket.


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