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Artesia man dies after jumping 200 feet into lake below

Marian Camacho
May 31, 2018 06:57 PM

ROSWELL, N.M – Sheriff’s deputies in Chaves County are reminding people of the dangers of diving into lakes and rivers following the tragic death of a 22-year-old Artesia man.

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Deputies were called to Bottomless Lakes State Park for a possible drowning yesterday just after 6 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, they learned that Alfredo Osornio had jumped about 200 feet from a bluff into the water of Devils Ink Well Lake. Family members at the scene told deputies he never came up.

A New Mexico State Police dive team member was able to locate Osornio’s body at a depth of about 27 feet.

Authorities believe Osornio was rendered unconscious after hitting the water.  They say the height is “dangerous for an experienced diver much less an inexperienced one.”

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