OLIVE HILL A Lewis County man drowned while swimming in the Smokey Valley Lake at Carter Caves State Park on Sunday night.

Marty Richmond’s body was found at 8:55 p.m, according to Carter County Coroner William Waddell.

Richmond, 48, of Emerson, was swimming with friends in an area 20 to 25 feet from the bank when he went under about 6:45 p.m.

Dive teams from several Carter County fire departments assisted in finding and recovering his body.

Richmond is survived by his parents in Lewis County and a son in Lexington.

This is the second drowning in Carter County in a month, Waddel said.

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