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Man drowns in West Virginia lake after cliff dive

July 7, 2019

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say a man has drowned in Summersville Lake.

WSAZ-TV reports rescue crews recovered the body of 24-year-old Colin Wayne Harris of Ronceverte on Friday night.

Nicholas County Sheriff William Nunley says Harris had jumped off a cliff into the lake and never resurfaced.

In 2007, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Huntington District banned cliff jumping at Summersville and 18 other lakes, citing safety reasons.

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Information from: WSAZ-TV, http://www.wsaz.com

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