Police Identify Body Found in Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake, VA - Authorities have identified the victim found in Smith Mountain Lake Friday morning as 57-year-old Calvin Ray Holden.

Search and rescue were at the scene near Hales Ford Bridge.

Several hours earlier, Bedford County deputies found a vehicle near the water in connection with a well-being check.

They saw a man swimming nearby and tried to rescue him, but he went under and never came up.


Smith Mountain Lake, VA - Franklin County authorities say they pulled a body Friday morning from Smith Mountain Lake.

They responded to the scene after someone saw an individual get into the water about 3 a.m., possibly to go for a swim. The victim's car was found nearby.