Former Buffalo swim star confirmed dead after hot-air balloon crash


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The third body from a Virginia hot-air balloon crash was recovered this morning, making it a certainty that Natalie M. Lewis, a record-setting swimmer from Buffalo’s Nardin Academy, was among those who died in the disaster.

Lewis, who went on to star in college competition, had been missing and presumed dead after the horrific accident Friday night that was witnessed by hundreds of onlookers in central Virginia.

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