- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

DEMING, N.M. (AP) - Authorities in New Mexico say two brothers died while on a family outing at a Percha Dam State Park.

The Deming Headlight reports (https://bit.ly/2ae95Ua ) that a New Mexico State Police report says 34-year-old Gabino Porras and 17-year-old Cosme “Cosmito” Romero of Deming drowned while trying to cross a spillway runoff near their campsite.

Witnesses say the brothers fell while crossing and were taken under by a strong current.

The brothers were participating in a Saturday outing that involved 11 family members.

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Information from: Headlight, https://www.demingheadlight.com

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