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Durham drowning victim identified

Posted August 25, 2008

— Authorities on Monday identified a Durham man who drowned in Ellerbee Creek Sunday evening.

Jorge Lechuga dos Caminos, 18, fell into deep water near the intersection of Tom Clark and Redwood roads at about 6 p.m. while fishing, authorities said. Dos Caminos, who also went by the name Jorge Agua de Carrizo dos Caminos, didn't know how to swim, authorities said.

His body was recovered by the Durham County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team at about 9 p.m. Sunday. There was no evidence alcohol or foul play was involved in his death, authorities said.

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  • thefensk Aug 26, 2008

    I am very sorry the young man perished and feel sorry for his family, but they need to check on these names again.

    Dos Caminos is a common restaurant name but is also common as a place name. Likewise Agua de Carrizo sounds like a place name ... I think that translates loosely to something like lake or pond of reeds ... something like that. Lechuga is lettuce.