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Boy's body pulled from lake

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By The Staff

After two days of searching, a state police dive team found a missing 13-year-old boy in Storrie Lake.

They found the boy, identified as Louis Lucero, around 7 p.m. Saturday, state police spokesman Peter Olson said.

Storrie Lake park staff started the search Thursday afternoon after they were notified that the boy had gone missing and was presumed to be in the water.

The state police dive team was also called out.

The team was in and out of the water that first night. A heavy rain slowed them down just after midnight.

Authorities say the boy was reportedly part of a group of people who were not park visitors and accessed Storrie Lake by crossing private lands.

State police Lt. Eric Garcia said no one actually saw the 13-year-old struggle in the water before he went missing.

He said the state police had another dive team at Ute Lake near Tucumcari. In that case, a man’s body was found in the lake.

State Park officials are reminding all boaters to always wear lifejackets when out on the water and to be aware of weather conditions. State law requires that you wear a lifejacket when on a canoe, kayak or raft and that all children 12 years old and younger wear a lifejacket in a canoe or while on the deck of a moving vessel.