Buchanan / Botetourt Back in the news… a 50 minute water rescue.. 4 saved

From WSLS ….
From Morgan Donnelly, WSLS reporter in the field

Botetourt County rescue crews saved four people, after their canoes tipped in the James River.

Two men and two women were in the canoes, according to a conservation officer with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The four flipped in a heavy brush area near Buchanan.

It took 50 minutes for rescue workers to save them.

EMTs took one man to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for hypothermia.

Story link HERE