Friday, July 05, 2013

July 5, 2013

Botetourt Co. Officials Identify Buchanan Man Who Drowned in Culvert
WSET
Botetourt Co., VA - The Botetourt County Sheriff's Office has identified the man they say drowned Thursday morning. His name is Craig A. Ricker, 42, of Buchanan. Deputies say Ricker was trying to unstop a culvert near his home on Mount Joy Road, when ...


Heavy rains close roads in Southwest Virginia, kill Botetourt County man
Lynchburg News and Advance
In Botetourt County, police tell media outlets that a man died after he fell into a culvert near his home while trying to remove debris early Thursday morning. The Virginia Department of Transportation says crews are working to clean up mud slides ...


Buchanan area man drowns near home
WDBJ7
... 04:54 PM EDT Jul 04, 2013. WDBJ7. Small Text; Medium Text; Large Text. Print; Email. Tweet. Drowning. BOTETOURT CO., Va. -. Police have released the name of the man who drowned in a culvert near his home in Botetourt County Thursday morning.


Buchanan man dies after fall into rain-swollen culvert
Richmond Times Dispatch
ROANOKE Botetourt County authorities have identified a man who died after he fell into a rain-swollen culvert near his home. The Botetourt Sheriff's Office said 42-year-old Craig Ricker of Buchanan was trying to clear debris from the culvert when the ...


Buchanan man drowns trying to clean out drain culvert
WSLS
The Botetourt County sheriff's office confirmed Craig Ricker, 42, or Buchanan, died after falling into a drain culvert on his property. Ricker's wife, Sara Stein, went into the water to try and save him. Stein survived. Stein is president of Barn Cat ...


1 person dead, roads closed due to floods in SW Va
San Francisco Chronicle
(AP) — Botetourt County authorities have identified a man who died after he fell into a rain-swollen culvert near his home. The sheriff's office tells media outlets that 42-year-old Craig Ricker of Buchanan (buhk-AN'-un) was trying to clear debris ...


Heavy Rain Storms Cause Flooding in Roanoke Valley
The Charlottesville Newsplex
In Botetourt County, a man died after he fell into a culvert near his home while trying to remove debris early Thursday morning. Salem city spokesman Mike Stevens says two mobile home parks were evacuated Wednesday night because of flooding.


UPDATED: Flooding causing major problems across Roanoke Valley
WFIR News Talk Radio
Botetourt County authorities say a man drowned last night while trying to clear a culvert near his home on Mount Joy Road. They haven't released his name yet. Roanoke and Salem deployed swift water rescue teams overnight to help residents and stranded ...


Buchanan man drowns trying to secure home during flood
Roanoke Times
The incident occurred in the 3200 block of Mount Joy Road about 4:45 a.m., according to Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle. Although he did not identify the victim, Sprinkle said the man had returned home from work around midnight and found high ...


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