Created: 06/18/2014 7:52 AM
By: The Associated Press
PILAR, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a Santa Fe man has drowned while swimming in the Rio Grande.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 43-year-old Jesse J. McNamara was in the river north of Pilar on Monday shortly before 3 p.m. when he was swept underwater by currents.
Taos County Undersheriff Edwardo Romero says his girlfriend called 911 and McNamara's body was found a half-mile downstream near the Agua Fria campground.
The incident was first reported by The Taos News.
McNamara's mother, Leslie, told the New Mexican that her son was a set builder and had worked on various film and TV projects shot in New Mexico, including "Breaking Bad" and "Longmire."
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