Death of Blythe man found in Thurmond Lake accidental, officials say

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:59 PM
Last updated Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:29 AM
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The death of a Blythe man whose body was found in Thurmond Lake last week was an accident, Lincoln County Coroner Paul Reviere said Tuesday.

An autopsy performed Monday revealed that 36-year-old Wayne Patrick Mravlja died in an apparent drowning. Boaters found his body about 4 p.m. July 11 nearly 100 yards offshore near a small island in the Chamberlain’s Ferry boat landing area.

He was pronounced dead at 5:10 p.m., Reviere said.

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beth.folland 07/15/14 - 05:14 pm
He was found around 3:30pm,

He was found around 3:30pm, by a young man and his little sister, not boaters.
He was a very strong swimmer. This is just one more reason to NEVER swim alone!!!
He is loved and missed.

corgimom 07/15/14 - 08:42 pm
I am so sorry that you lost a

I am so sorry that you lost a loved one in such a tragic, traumatic way.

My condolences and prayers to you and his family and friends.

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