One Man Drowned After Saving His Stepdaughter At Sandstone Falls

SANDSTONE, WV (WOAY) – One man has passed away after he drowned at Sandstone Falls.

Pete Kuhn, of Fairdale, passed away Sunday morning at CAMC from drowning after trying to save his stepdaughter.

Kuhn was trying to save his stepdaughter who was struggling in the water. ¬†Kuhn was swept under a current and wasn’t able to come back up.

Once they got him rescued, local people were attempting CPR until medics arrived.  Once medics arrived they flew him to the hospital, where he died Sunday morning.


(Original Story – 6/2/18 at 8:30 pm)

SANDSTONE, WV (WOAY) – Emergency crews were called to the scene of a possible drowning at Sandstone Falls.

Officials tell WOAY that the incident happened at around 6:40 pm Saturday evening.

One person was taken to a nearby hospital for their injuries.

The age of the person and exactly what caused the incident is unknown at this time.

State Police, EMS, and DNR responded to the scene.

This is a developing story so stay with WOAY News for further updates.

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