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12 kayakers rescued from James River

Courtesy Botetourt County Fire
Courtesy Botetourt County Fire(Botetourt County Fire)
Published: Aug. 15, 2021 at 2:36 PM EDT
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(WDBJ) - According to Botetourt County Fire, 12 people were safely recovered Sunday after their kayaks submerged just downstream beyond the Springwood Boat Landing on the James River, leaving them stranded.

The group included children and adults.

Two people were evaluated on scene for minor injuries, but no one was taken to a hospital for treatment.

No major injuries were sustained on the river.

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