Crews recover body from Brantley Lake

Brantley Lake
Brantley Lake (EMNRD)

EDDY COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Sheriffs in Eddy County pulled a body from a popular lake.

Chief Deputy Mark Cage said the dive team recovered the body of 33-year-old Jerry Don Kermicle late Wednesday night.

The detective division was called out to Brantley Lake when the Pecos River swept him downstream.

Deputies believe he may have been drinking. His body has been sent to Albuquerque for an autopsy. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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