WARFIELD, KY¬†—¬†Authorities in Martin County, Ky., have released the name of the young boy who died in the Tug Fork River on Christmas Day.

Photo courtesy WSAZ-TV

Paul Bowen

Paul Bowen, 7, fell into the river near his Martin County home, authorities said.

Martin County Sheriff John Kirk told WSAZ-TV Tuesday he believes the death was accidental.

First responders from the Kermit (W.Va.) Volunteer Fire Department recovered the boy’s body at around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

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