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Death reported on first day of Gauley Season

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. (WVVA) The National Park Service (NPS) confirms one person has died while participating in a commercial rafting trip on the Gauley River.

A spokesperson for the agency confirmed it happened on Friday, after the person got stuck under a rock.

After an intense rescue mission, the spokesperson said crews were able to locate the person around 5 p.m.

Friday also happened to be the first day of Gauley Season.

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Annie Moore

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