Gauley River Death Victim Identified - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Gauley River Death Victim Identified

Posted: Updated:

The death of a Virginia man on the Gauley River is under investigation.

Darrin Rennee of Chesapeake, Va., 45,  was ejected form a commercial raft near Lower Mash rapids on the Lower Gauley River on Saturday.

Officials say Rennee swan briefly and was pulled back into the raft.

He lost consciousness shortly afterward and was taken by helicopter to a Summersville hospital, where he was pronounced.

The body was sent to the state medical examiner for an autopsy.