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Body of North Carolina Man Recovered in Oregon Lake

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The body of a North Carolina man who drowned while trying to save his brother more than two months ago has been recovered from the bottom of a lake in southwestern Oregon.

The Mail Tribune reported Friday that the body of 29-year-old Juan Carlos Fuentes was found with the help of a couple from Idaho who have an underwater sonar that they use to help law enforcement agencies with such searches.

Fuentes drowned June 9 while trying to save his brother, Irving Fuentes, who had fallen off an inner tube that was being pulled by a boat on Lost Creek Lake. Irving Fuentes also drowned.

Gene and Cindy Ralston of Kuna, Idaho, used Side Scan Sonar to locate Juan Fuentes’ body on Thursday about 135 feet below the surface.

Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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