Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

‘River of Death’ claims another victim

newriver.jpgIt happens every summer, and it’s always a tragedy.

The powerful rapids of West Virginia’s New River have claimed another fisherman. Richard Dale Harrison, 31, of Red House drowned near Terry. Harrison apparently slipped while fishing. Some nearby campers saw him fall in and tried to throw him a rope and a cooler, but weren’t able to reach him.