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Virginia man found dead on rock after rope swing accident

LITTLETON, N.C. — Authorities say a 20-year-old Midlothian, Virginia, man has died after an apparent accident on a rope swing at Lake Gaston.

Halifax County deputies said Alex Habel was using the rope to swing into the lake near Littleton when he was found dead on a rock around 3 p.m. Friday.

Deputies and agents with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are still trying to determine how Habel died.

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