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Franklin County Teenager Drowns

Posted August 23, 2004

— A Franklin County man drowned Sunday.

It happened in a remote area of Vance County outside Henderson.

The Sheriff's Office said 18-year-old Richard Roach was riding an ATV with some friends when they decided to go swimming in Sandy Creek.

Roach apparently got a cramp, disappeared under the water and never came up. His body was recovered a short time later.

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