BOARDMAN -- A 50-year-old Boardman man drowned Sunday afternoon at Marina Park, which sits along the Columbia River in Boardman.
Artoro Rodelo was picnicking with family when he and another man decided to swim to a floating dock about 250 feet from shore, said Scott Ruppelius, a diver with the Columbia Basin Dive Rescue team.
"The other guy turned back to shore but (Rodelo) kept going but he went under before he got there," Ruppelius said.
The drowning was reported about 5:30 p.m. Divers found Rodelo in about 15 feet of water a little more than two hours later.
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