Associated Press Published

Fisherman's Body Found in the New River


Authorities say the body of a fisherman has been recovered in the New River.

The New River Gorge National River says in a news release that crews found the body of 51-year old Joe Bennett of Mabscott on Saturday.

The release says Bennett’s boat capsized on Thursday. He had been fishing with a friend when swift currents capsized the boat near a campground. Bennett was not wearing a flotation vest and disappeared under the surface. His companion made it to shore, and search crews found the boat about 150 miles downriver from where it sank.