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Raleigh Man Drowns At Shelly Lake Park

Posted June 5, 2005 6:21 a.m. EDT

— The Raleigh Police Department said a 33-year-old man drowned Saturday afternoon at Shelly Lake Park.

Investigators said Mariano Martinez Alejo, of Raleigh, lost his balance while standing on a dock and fell into the water.

Alejo could not swim, police said.

A witness pulled Alejo from the water and tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival at Rex Hospital.