NEW DETAILS: Family says hiking accident victims recovering


Tuesday, April 14, 2015 UPDATE:

The family of two teens who were injured after falling from the Long Point Trail near the New River Gorge bridge said the boys are recovering.  They said that 13-year-old Jude Browning was released from Charleston Area Medical Center on Monday.  One family member said that he is still in pain from his injuries.  

The older boy, 19-year-old J.B. Browning is still at CAMC on Tuesday morning.  He was released just before noon.

Monday, April 13, 2015 UPDATE: 

The family of a two teens who fell while hiking on the Long Point Trail on Sunday, April 12, 2015, said that the boys are recovering in the hospital.  

The 13-year-old was the first to be rescued.  Family members said that he may be released from Charleston Area Medical Center later in the day on Monday.  The 19-year-old boy is also at Charleston Area Medical Center.  He apparently has two broken ribs, and a punctured lung.  Family members said that he will be held in the hospital for another night.

The names of the boys are not being released at this time.


An official at the Oak Hill Fire Department told 59News the second teenager recovered was transported to Plateau Medical Center. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

UPDATE: Both boys have been found, but crews are still working to get one of the boys out of the trail.


Dispatchers said two teenage boys have fallen off of Long Point Trail near the New River Gorge on Sunday, April 12, 2015.  Several fire departments are currently at the scene as well as two medical helicopters and Jan Care Ambulance. Oak Hill Fire Chief Tim Richardson said one of the boys has been found, and they’re still looking for the other. 

The boy who has been found does have injuries, but the extent of the injuries have not been released.  The call for the incident came in before 7:30 p.m., as of 10:30 p.m. crews have been actively searching for 3 hours.

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