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August 7, 2019



Man drowns in Lake Rufus Woods

A 26-year-old Bridgeport man drowned Sunday near Chief Joseph Dam while swimming with friends, Douglas County Sheriff Kevin W. Morris said.

Responding to the call, deputies found Manuel De Jesus Galarza-Martinez lying on the shore unresponsive. Deputies attempted lifesaving measures, but were ultimately unsuccessful.

Martinez had been swimming with friends when he went under the water. After he did not resurface, friends dove in, found him unresponsive, pulled him to shore, and then called for help.

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