Swim incident claims life of 20-year old Tecolote man

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By Jason W. Brooks
Las Vegas Optic Editor

A swimming incident claimed the life of an 20-year-old Las Vegas man last weekend.

According to Lt. Elizabeth Armijo of the New Mexico State Police, Damian Pacheco of Tecolote lost his life in an incident at a water hole on Saturday, June 10. A group of teens were swimming in a sink hole or water hole, located off of U.S. 84 along County Road B26B.

Armijo said Pacheco jumped into the water, but was “unable to swim,” and drowned.

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