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LEWISBURG -

New details are released Monday afternoon in the drowning of a man at Sherwood Lake in Greenbrier County.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources say Luke Hess, 40, of Bradley was fishing Saturday night with another person.    At around 8 p.m., a storm hit the area.

DNR Officials tell 59News when Hess and the other passenger tried to make their ways to safety, the boat they were riding in flipped when Hess reached to retrieve an oar that had fallen overboard.

The passenger was able to get to shore and for help.   Hess' body was found later.

The Division of Natural Resources is handling the investigation.

 

 



 

A man drowns while swimming in Greenbrier County over the weekend.

Police tell 59News a man drowned while on a boating trip at Sherwood Lake.

Two men were out on the lake when a storm rolled in and the boat flipped.

One of the men survived, while the other drowned.

Neither man has been identified.

Stay with 59News for the latest.