N.M. man dies after apparently drowning at park

LOGAN. N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a Los Lunas man is dead after apparently drowning at Ute Lake State Park.

New Mexico State Police say 63-year-old Walter Bell was found floating in the lake by his wife after launching their boat in the water Tuesday morning.

Beatrice Bell told police that she drove away from the launching dock to park the couple's vehicle and returned about 15 minutes later.

She pulled her husband to the shoreline after discovering him floating face down in the water.

State Parks officers performed CPR until paramedics arrived on scene, but authorities say Walter Bell was later pronounced dead at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari.

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