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DNR Police thanks public for help; investigation IDs boat, occupants in weekend hit-and-run of Tygart River swimmer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police have identified the boat involved, its operator and three other occupants as they continue to investigate Saturday’s hit-and-run of a swimmer in the Tygart River.

The DNR Law Enforcement Section credits assistance from the public for aiding their investigation, which remains ongoing. No charges have been filed as investigators continue to pursue additional information.

The swimmer, a 22-year-old male, is in serious but stable condition. He was struck at around 4:35 p.m. Saturday while near the east side bank of the Tygart River, about one-half mile south of the Benton’s Ferry Bridge.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is requested to contact the W.Va. DNR LES, through the Marion County 911 Center at (304) 367-5300 or at the DNR District 1 headquarters in Farmington, Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm , at (304) 825-6787.

The W.Va. DNR Law Enforcement Section is being assisted in this investigation by the W.Va. State Police, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, and the Whitehall and Fairmont police departments.

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