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Man rescued after canoe flips on James River

Accident happened Monday afternoon near Scotts Mill Dam

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – A 37-year-old man is safe after his canoe flipped on the James River on Monday afternoon.

It happened near the Scotts Mill Dam at 3:30 p.m.

One dam employee and four divers were there when it happened and were able to rescue the man.

Police said they offered medical transport, but the man refused.