Man drowns on boating trip along the Potomac in Hardy County

Published: Jun. 14, 2019 at 5:49 PM EDT
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A man drowned on a group boating trip along the Potomac River in Hardy County, West Virginia, on Friday, according to law enforcement.

Officials with the Hardy County Sheriff's Office tell WHSV four men were on a weekend trip in two canoes when one canoe hit a tree and flipped in the river about a mile and a half downstream from the 220 North bridge in Old Fields.

Officials say David Tasker, a 54-year-old from Moorefield, was pinned underwater and found dead at the scene by emergency personnel.

The call for the drowning came in a little before 1 p.m. on June 14.

Below is a map showing the exact location where the incident occurred, according to the Hardy County Sheriff's Office.

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