Police: Man dies after falling out of boat

October 2, 2018

LAVALETTE — A Huntington man died Saturday evening after falling out of his boat in Beech Fork Lake.

William David Taylor, 67, died by accidental drowning after falling out of his boat around 5 p.m. on Saturday, said Sgt. E. A. Blankenship of the West Virginia State Police.

Crews searched for Taylor, but the search was suspended due to darkness.

The search resumed Sunday morning, and Taylor’s body was located around 9:30 a.m.

Taylor was with a family member at the time who was unable to get him out of the water, Blankenship said.

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