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Oak Hill woman drowns after boat capsizes in New River

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FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY-TV) – The National Park Service released the name of a local woman who drowned in the New River Thursday.

The NPS says three people were in a jon boat when it overturned on the river near Cunard.  Two swam to shore.  The body of 48-year-old Christina Dawn Schneider of Oak Hill was recovered downstream.

The Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department and Jan-Care Ambulance responded to the accident.

No more information was available Friday.

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