- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police say the body of an Albuquerque man has been recovered from Cochiti Lake south of Santa Fe.

They say 34-year-old Ariel Gonzalez-Vasquez reportedly drowned Saturday after large waves and wind made the swimming difficult and he sank and never resurfaced.

Sandoval County Sheriff’s officials asked the State Police dive team to locate the body in the lake.

It took sonar-equipped boats to find the victim and Gonzalez-Vasquez’s body was pulled from the water Wednesday.

The body was transported to the Office of the Medical Investigator, where an autopsy will be conducted.

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