PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. – Two bodies that were recovered from Smith Mountain Lake on Thursday morning were confirmed to be the two boaters missing after a boat capsized Monday.
The bodies of Landon Oakes, 21, of Danville and Zachary Travis, 20, of Danville were recovered from the lake around 10:30 a.m., according to Conservation Police.
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Both men were on a boat that capsized near the Anthony Ford Boat ramp in Penhook on Monday at about 3 p.m., the Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire and Rescue states.
Crews say a bystander on shore saw it happen and called it in around 3 p.m.
When rescue crews arrived at the scene, the two people in the water had disappeared, according to Chief Todd Ohlerich with Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire & Rescue.