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Man drowns in Franklin County lake

Posted May 3, 2010

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— A man who moved to the Lake Royale area near Bunn two weeks ago drowned in the lake Sunday night, authorities said.

Dive teams pulled the body of Randy Terell Hodge, 26, from the lake at about 2:30 a.m. Monday.

Authorities said Hodge dove off a pontoon boat into the lake shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday and never resurfaced.

The incident remains under investigation, authorities said.


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  • lorid27549 May 3, 2010

    "Swam there many times, but not at 2:30am!"

    He jumped off boat at 6:00 p.m., but wasn't found until 2:30 a.m.

  • just my2cents May 3, 2010

    Wow, my mom lives there. Swam there many times, but not at 2:30am!

  • Desiderata May 3, 2010

    So sad...my sympathy to the family and friendss..RIP

  • fishingirl May 3, 2010

    I was on that lake yesterday. There are some very shallow areas and unless you know that lake well I would never dive off a boat into it.