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Man drowns in West Virginia lake after cliff dive

July 7, 2019

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say a man has drowned in Summersville Lake.

WSAZ-TV reports rescue crews recovered the body of 24-year-old Colin Wayne Harris of Ronceverte on Friday night.

Nicholas County Sheriff William Nunley says Harris had jumped off a cliff into the lake and never resurfaced.

In 2007, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Huntington District banned cliff jumping at Summersville and 18 other lakes, citing safety reasons.


Information from: WSAZ-TV, http://www.wsaz.com

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