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Searchers find body of man who drowned after canoe capsized

July 9, 2019

LA PINE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say searchers have found and recovered the body of a 29-year-old Bend man who drowned after his canoe capsized on Wickiup Reservoir nearly a month ago.

KTVZ-TV reports searchers on Monday afternoon found Michael Mead’s body on the water’s surface. Sgt. William Bailey says his body was taken to a funeral home.

Mead had been out on the Davis arm of the reservoir, west of La Pine, with another man and a dog around 2 a.m. June 13 when their canoe overturned, sending both men and the dog into the water. Daniel Ganley, also of Bend, made it to shore, as did the dog.

Meanwhile, crews continue searching Lake Billy Chinook for Patricio Pineda of Oregon City. Deputies say he was diving off a pontoon boat June 14 when he hit his head on a railing and disappeared into the water.

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Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/

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