Update: Man Rescued After Jumping into Kanawha River

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UPDATE: 5/10/2019 @ 7:55 p.m.

A man has been successfully rescued by fire crews after jumping into the Kanawha River. 

The original report of him jumping was received just after 7 p.m. on the Kanawha River near Venture Lanes.

Fire crews swiftly mobilized and were able to successfully rescue him a short time later.

The man was not injured in the incident.


ORGINAL: 5/10/2019 @ 7:25 p.m.

A water rescue is ongoing in Kanawha County.

The water rescue is taking place on the Kanawha River behind Venture Lanes Bowling Alley.

Dispatchers say a man jumped into the river and is reportedly clinging to a tree branch.

Fire crews are attempting to locate the man. Saint Albans, South Charleston, and Jefferson Volunteer Fire Departments are searching for the man by boat.

We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive new details.

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