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Man dies after falling into Smith Mountain Lake

FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA – The Franklin County Sheriff's Office have released the name of the man who drowned after he fell off a boat.

On Saturday around 12:30 a.m., authorities responded to the 200 block of Winding Way Road in Union Hall for a possible drowning.

According to a 9-1-1 caller, a man had fallen off a boat into Smith Mountain Lake and they could not find him.

Later, a Franklin County Public Safety dive team located Ryan Christopher Adams, 42, of Union Hall.

His body was transported to the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke.

This remains an ongoing investigation pending findings from the autopsy.

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