Death at Philpott Lake Ruled Accidental

Henry County, VA - The Henry County Sheriff's Deputies say the death of a man found in Philpott Lake Saturday was accidental. Investigators say 69-year-old John Madin's body was found in Philpott Lake, near boat ramp number 1, by a member of the Henry County Sheriff's Office.

The medical examiner says the cause of death was blunt force trauma to his head and drowning. Deputies say Madins fell while walking on a trail near the water's edge and ultimately fell into the water.

Investigators say a family member told them Madins had a history of stability issues that had contributed to numerous falls in the past.

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