Virginia Beach man drowns in Lake Gaston

Virginia Beach man drowns in Lake Gaston

Virginia Beach man drowns in Lake Gaston

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Va. Beach man drowns

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 HALIFAX CO. NC -- A 62 year-old Virginia Beach man drowned on Saturday evening off a cove in the Eastern Shores subdivision of Lake Gaston in Halifax Co, NC.

 
Authorities received the call around 6 p.m. and the man had been seen about an hour before. 
 
Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said Thomas Christopher Boyle was swimming in a cove when he drowned. His body was recovered by divers from the Littleton Volunteer Fire Department and Roanoke Valley Rescue Squad around 10:30pm.
 
He was out about 20 to 30 yards from a pier when he was found.
 
In a news release, Tripp said that at this point there is no explanation on circumstances that may have caused him to drown other than an accident.
 
 
 

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