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Police: Otis man's body found after drowning

OTIS MA - The body of an East Otis man was recovered from the Otis Reservoir Tuesday.

Police say 22-year-old Derrick Vonburg, Jr. of Algerie Road in East Otis disappeared under the water after jumping from a boat to swim back on Sunday June 23.

His father, Derrick Vonburg, Sr., was rescued by another boater after an attempting to rescue his son.

The search was called off late Sunday due to visibility issues, and cut short Monday because of bad weather.

Divers resumed the search Tuesday, finding his body shortly after 3:00 p.m.

Vonburg, Jr. was identified at the scene by family members.

The Medical Examiner’s office determined the cause of death as an accidental drowning.
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