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LA PINE, OR -- The body of a Bend man was recovered nearly a month after he drowned in Wickiup Reservoir. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol deputies were back out Monday, west of La Pine, searching for Michael Mead. They located his body on the surface of the water in the Davis Arm of the reservoir. 

 

DCSO IDs Wickiup Drowning Victim Still Missing (06/17/2019)


Searchers had been looking for Mead since he disappeared June 13. He and a friend were out on the water at two in the morning, when their canoe capsized. Neither was wearing a life jacket and Mead didn’t make it back to shore. 

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