Emergency Crews Rushed To The Scene Of A Water Rescue In Richwood


RICHWOOD, WV (WOAY) – Richwood and Craigsville Fire Departments were called to the scene of a water rescue.

At approximately 8:20pm, The Richwood Fire Department was dispatched for a possible Water Rescue near Cranberry Station on the Rails-To-Trails.

A group of Kayakers reported that one of the people in the group went into the water. When crews arrived at the Trail head Kayakers were waiting and said the one was out of the water but possibly injured and maybe hypothermic.

Crews then changed focus to a Search & Rescue for the other Kayakers.

Crews found the other Kayakers safe and transported them to get medical attention. At approximately 10:15pm the IC reported that all Kayakers were accounted for and are being taken to be check out by medical staff.

Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at

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