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Man drowns in Falls Lake

Posted July 5, 2008 5:31 p.m. EDT
Updated July 5, 2008 11:03 p.m. EDT

— Officials said a 23-year-old man drowned at Falls Lake Saturday.

The body of Aminad Perez, of 571-A Dacian Road in Raleigh, was recovered around 7:45 p.m. Saturday.

Officials responded after 4 p.m. to the drowning call at Falls Lake near 12500 Barton's Creek Boat Ramp.

Authorities said Perez was with family camping and having a cookout at the lake all day. Family said Perez went to the other side of the cove to get water. He went under while trying to swim back to the campsite.

Perez's body was sent to the Chapel Hill Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.