- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

BENTON CITY, Wash. (AP) - The Benton County sheriff’s office suspects a man had been drinking and accidentally fell into an irrigation canal near Benton City.

His body was found Wednesday on a weed screen at a Bureau of Reclamation power station.

He was identified by county officials as 31-year-old Alvaro Lopez-Ivarra from the community of Whitstran.

The Tri-City Herald reports (https://bit.ly/Qgnuk0) he walked away Tuesday from a house near the Kennewick Irrigation District canal.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, https://www.tri-cityherald.com

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