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Man drowns in Lake Cushman

CushmanMASON COUNTY — A 20-year-old man did not resurface after diving into Lake Cushman Sunday. His body was found almost two hours later.

According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the man dove into the lake shortly before 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Friends searched for him when he didn’t resurface, and called 911 a short time later. Mason County Sheriff’s Office Dive and Rescue Teams located his body around 6:30 p.m., and he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The man was identified as Kyle Austin Pape from Fox Island, Wash.

The sheriff’s office interviewed witnesses and was trying to determine how the man might have drowned.

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