Two die in Marion County swimming accident

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Two people drowned Monday while swimming in Dents Run area pond.

Marion County Sheriff jimmy Riffle says four people went to the pond around 6 p.m. Monday.

“Three of them entered the water for a swim to a concrete platform about 200 feet of shore,”Riffle said,”During that, one of the males was struggling and the other two tried to help.”

Two swimmers made it back to shore and the third went under and recovered later.

“They started some CPR on him, but unfortunately both he and the other individual that was located in the water had drowned,” Riffle said.

Riffle says there was no criminal activity or evidence of impairment at the scene.

Riffle advises residents to be very careful when swimming in rivers, ponds or lakes. First, know your ability, know the surroundings and never swim alone or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

No names have been released.