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Rhode Island man drowns in Montana lake

By Associated Press
Published On: Aug 05 2013 01:16:09 PM MDT
BUTTE, Mont. -

Officials in Granite County say a Rhode Island man drowned after his canoe capsized on a southwestern Montana lake.
    
Sheriff Scott Dunkerson says that 44-year-old Julio A. Letran of Providence, R.I., died on Aug. 1 at Georgetown Lake, south of Philipsburg.
    
Witnesses called 911 just before 3 p.m. to report a man fell out of his canoe about 100 to 200 yards from shore. Dunkerson says two men jumped in the lake during a lightning storm and managed to get Letran into a boat, but by then he had been under water for about 20 minutes.
    
Efforts to resuscitate him failed.
    
Letran was visiting relatives at the time of the accident.