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Man drowns in Falls Lake

Posted May 8, 2010 8:17 p.m. EDT
Updated May 9, 2010 7:44 a.m. EDT

— Sheriff’s deputies on Saturday evening recovered the body of a 23-year-old Raleigh man who drowned in Falls Lake.

Omar Fuentes Dias was pulled from the water just after 10 p.m., according to Phyllis Stephens, a spokeswoman for the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

Dias, an El Salvador native, went missing around 5:30 p.m. near the Barton's Creek boat ramp on Six Forks Road.

Firefighters and EMS workers helped locate Dias' body.