CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A 16-year-old boy died during a rafting accident on the Lower New River Tuesday, officials with the National Park Service said.
Park rangers got the call at 2:38 p.m. and arrived to find CPR being administered on the boy. He was taken to Plateau Medical Center around 3:50 p.m. and pronounced dead shortly after, Robin Snyder, a spokeswoman for NPS, said.
The incident happened at the Keeney Rapids.
"At this section of the river, there is an undercut rock -- it's called the 'Meat Grinder,' " Snyder said. "That's literally what it called and people know it.
"I think that's where this young man got hung up," she said.
Snyder said the boy, whose name has not been released, may be the first rafting death of the season.
NPS rangers are investigating the death.