Artesia man dies after jumping 200 feet into lake below
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.
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.”
Updated: May 31, 2018 06:57 PM
Created: May 31, 2018 12:28 PM
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