An Othello man drown Friday night in Long Lake north of the county line between Adams and Grant counties.
Arturo Valdez Jr., 31, was reportedly fishing in the northwest area of Long Lake when he went into the water and didnt resurface, the Grant County Sheriffs office stated in a press release.
The victims younger brother heard a splash but could not see Valdez and called for help. Another fishing party in the area came to help but they couldnt locate the victim either, authorities said.
Grant County Fire Districts 4 and 5 responded with a water rescue unit and located Valdez in about 32 feet of water just below the area he fell into.
An autopsy was performed Saturday but details wont be released until next week. Authorities dont suspect any foul play in the drowning.