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SW Virginia man drowned on horseback identfied, witness describes scene

June 17th, 2013 1:42 pm by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

SW Virginia man drowned on horseback identfied, witness describes scene

WISE, Va. — A pleasant day of horseback riding turned suddenly tragic when one of the riders, and his horse drowned in Bark Camp Lake on Saturday.

Jane Hall of Gate City was one of a group of five people riding horses in the Jefferson National Forest's Clinch Ranger District. She said the group of equestrians left the High Knob area at around noon and by about 4:30 p.m. arrived at the lake, located along the border of Wise and Scott counties, where they took advantage of the otherwise placid waters to wade and cool their mounts.

All five guided their horses down a concrete boat ramp into the water, Hall said Monday, and "five went in, and four came out."

Read more about the incident on TimesNews.net.

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