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Two drown in local lakes


Two men drown in nearby lakes last week in separate incidents, one on Banks Lake and one on Parks Lake.

The body of a man missing in Banks Lake near Coulee City on Friday was finally recovered Monday.

Craig Plummer, 69, of Ephrata, went missing Friday while swimming from a boat with relatives.

State park rangers and Grant County marine deputies searched for him from about 5:30 Friday night until 9 p.m. and resumed the recovery effort each day.

The marine unit found Plummer’s body about noon Monday.

“Craig was a great man who dedicated a full life to his family and played a huge role in the Ephrata community,” said Sheriff Tom Jones. “He will be greatly missed and I will continue to pray for his family.”

A man from Olympia went missing on Park Lake near Sun Lakes State Park Saturday after reportedly jumping from a moving boat about 6:30 p.m.

The body of Robert S. Reddoch, 34, was recovered by divers about 12:40 p.m., Sunday after the sheriff’s office had closed the lake to motorized boats during the search.

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