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Man drowns while fishing near Wapato

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Near WAPATO, Wash. - A family is mourning after a Yakima man drowns in a pond near Wapato.

It happened around 4 PM. Yakima County Coroner, Jack Hawkins says 50 year old, Arilyn Johnson was fishing in a pond south of Flint Lane near the Yakima Valley Highway when his boat flipped over. Witnesses say he never came back up.

The cause is under investigation and an autopsy will be performed tomorrow.

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