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Storm Lake Drowning Victim Located

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Storm Lake Drowning Victim Located

Storm Lake, IA (KICD)–The body of a drowning victim was located in Storm Lake early Sunday morning.

According to the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office the body of 28-year-old Jaime Vazquez was located along the north shore of Storm Lake, east of King’s Pointe, at approximately 3:15 a.m.  Vazquez and 38-year-old Abel Troncoso of Granville were fishing around 4:00 Thursday afternoon when their boat capsized. Troncoso was rescued by another boat in the area unharmed. Vazquez however slipped beneath the water. He was reportedly not wearing a life vest.

Vazquez’s body was taken to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy by the Buena Vista County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Agencies assisting with the search include the Iowa DNR, Storm Lake Fire and Police, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Paramedics, and Search and Dive Rescue units from Plymouth and Carroll County and Denison.