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Boat capsizes, 3 elderly men dumped in river

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

Three senior-aged men had to be rescued from the Roanoke River on Wednesday evening after their boat capsized, dumping them and their gear into the water. Mecklenburg County 911 received a call just before 7 p.m. from a subject who reported that a man approached his home from the river asking to contact 911. The man told the caller that his boat had capsized almost an hour ago, and he and two other occupants of the boat had been thrust into the water.