FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — A swimmer went missing in the New River Thursday afternoon just before 5 p.m.
The National Park Service said the missing swimmer is a male in his early 20’s. He was swimming above the Fayette Station Rapids in Fayette County. Emergency responders were called after a witness said he did not reappear from the rapids.
The Beaver Fire Department Dive Team looked for him until about 8 p.m. Thursday. They will continue searching Friday morning.
No further details including the victim’s name were available Friday.