State Police recover body of man who drowned in Cochiti Lake

COCHITI, N.M. (KRQE) – State Police say the body of a man who drowned in Cochiti Lake on Saturday has been recovered.

State Police say they were able to recover the body of 34-year-old Ariel Gonzalez-Vasquez of Albuquerque.

Officials said he vanished after jumping off a boat into the lake. He had been hanging out with his family and never came back up.

State Police say large waves and wind made the swimming difficult. Gonzalez-Vasquez never resurfaced. 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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