UPDATE: (Monday, May 18, 2020, at 4 pm) – A Shady Spring man has died after drowning in Mercer County on Sunday.
On Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 5:18 pm, Troopers J.I. Jones, J.S. Vanmeter, and J.L. Wood of the West Virginia State Police Princeton Detachment received a call from Mercer County 911 in reference to a drowning at Brush Creek Falls.
Upon arrival, troopers discovered the victim, Timothy Dean Redden, 49, of Shady Spring, deceased due to accidental drowning.
Troopers were advised the victim jumped off a rock into the river, appeared to swim the wrong direction and got pulled under by the current.
Bystanders went into the river in an attempt to rescue Redden, but were unable to do so.
ORIGINAL STORY (Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 7 pm) – MERCER COUNTY, WV – Rescue crews are on scene after a person allegedly fell off of a bridge.
It’s unclear what exactly happened, but dispatchers say a call came in around 5:18 p.m. near the Brush Creek Falls area.
State police, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, Princeton Rescue and Athens Fire department are on the scene and searching several areas for the person involved.
This is a developing story. Stay with WOAY for further updates.