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Man dies riding wakeboard on SML Saturday in Franklin Co.

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Published: Aug. 1, 2020 at 8:39 PM EDT
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A man died wakeboarding Saturday on Smith Mountain Lake near the Highland Lake Subdivision in the Union Hall area of Franklin County, according to Franklin County Public Safety.

A call came in at around 5:40 p.m. reporting the incident.

According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the victim has been identified as Max Bouldin, 23, of Mississippi, who was visiting with friends.

VDGIF says the victim was reported as unconscious, but breathing at first.

Officials are awaiting an autopsy for details surrounding the cause of death.

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