2 missing after group went over Virginia dam

Two women are missing after a group of people in rafts and on paddleboards went over the Bosher Dam on the James River. WWBT-TV reported that 12 people were involved in the accident Monday afternoon. WAVY-TV reported that the dam has a 12-foot drop, and that water levels have been high. Images of the search show the river seemingly placid above the dam, but roiling below, with some of the group’s paddleboards and inflatable rafts caught in the currents below the rush of water.

One of them managed to reach a nearby house for help. Assistant Fire Chief Jeffrey Segal said kayakers in the area helped rescue nine more. But Segal said two women, believed to be in their 20s, were unaccounted for despite a very thorough search. They planned to keep looking after daylight Tuesday morning. Segal said “we’re very hopeful.” 

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