State Police at Rockview say a man was assaulted late Friday night while walking along state Route 144 about two-tenths of a mile north of Gum Stump Road.
The victim is a 30-year-old white man whom police did not further identify.
The man was walking south on Route 144 at about 11:30 p.m. Friday when he encountered a person walking north. The person grabbed him and threw him over the guardrail, police said.
He rolled down a hillside and into a creek.
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No description of the alleged assailant was provided.