Man drowns after swimming in Lake Monroe, deputies say

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A man has drowned after swimming in Lake Monroe Saturday afternoon, according to the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 4:20 p.m. deputies, along with several first responder crews, received reports about a possible drowning.

Deputies said a couple of adult-aged men were fishing when one went out to swim and the others lost sight of him.

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After a search of the water, the body of 35-year-old Armando Perez-Cruz was found and recovered from the lake.

Deputies said are continuing to investigate this incident, however, foul play is not suspected at this time.

This is a developing story. Check back at for updates.

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