Artesia Man Drowns At Bottomless Lakes State Park

WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT HOW A MAN DROWNED WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT BOTTOMLESS LAKES STATE PARK. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

CHAVES COUNTY DEPUTIES WERE CALLED OUT TO THE LAKE AT 6-10 WEDNESDAY NIGHT. WITNESSES SAID A MAN JUMPED INTO THE DEVILS INK WELL LAKE FROM THE BLUFFS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE LAKE AND NEVER RESURFACED. ABOUT AN HOUR LATER DIVERS RECOVERED THE BODY OF 22-YEAR-OLD ALFREDO OSORNIO OF ARTESIA. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE ESTIMATES THE JUMP FROM THE CLIFFS AT ROUGHLY 200 FEET. INVESTIGATORS SAY OSORNIO LIKELY HIT THE WATER HEAD FIRST RENDERING HIM UNCONSCIOUS. HIS BODY WAS RECOVERED AT A DEPTH OF 27 FEET.