Juvenile Female Rescued From Guyandotte River Near Hospital Drive


Bill Lusk | WVOW News

LOGAN, WVa A juvenile female was rescued from the Guyandotte River on Monday afternoon after authorities were called to help her in the area of Hospital Drive, according to City of Logan Fire Chief Scott Beckett.

It is unknown whether the female, whose age and identity were not released, jumped from the bridge, or if she walked down the bank of the Guyandotte River when the City of Logan Fire Department received a call from Logan County 911 around 11:50 a.m., Beckett said.

“We just finished morning truck checks when the call came in,” Beckett said. “We got our swift water gear and received another call that she was already in the water.”

Captains Michael Beckett and Fuji Williams had to responded to rescue the juvenile.

“We had to do it quickly, and Fuji and my brother (Michael) were able to do it quickly and grab her quickly,” Beckett said. “Within 10 seconds of us not being there she would have been gone.”

Beckett said water temperatures and a strong current were issues in the rescue.

“She was going to go on out into the current, but when she came back up her muscles tightened up,” Beckett said. “She had just enough (strength) for us to get to her and be able to get her out of the water.”

The juvenile female was transported to Logan Regional Medical Center by the Logan Emergency Ambulance Service Authority where she was treated for hypothermia.

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