Miami man drowns while swimming in Lake Gaston

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GASBURG, Va. — A Miami man drowned in Lake Gaston Sunday, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were first alerted after the man disappeared in the water at about 2:10 p.m.

“The reporting party stated that a family member was swimming across the lake and disappeared,” Brunswick County Sheriff Brian Roberts. “At 7:28 p.m., the search teams and divers found the deceased male.”

Investigators identified the drowning victim as 49-year-old Richard C. Seavey, of Miami, Florida.

His body was taken to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy.