Police identify Fort Bliss soldier believed to have drowned in Elephant Butte Lake

Police identify Fort Bliss soldier believed to have drowned in Elephant Butte Lake
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POSTED: Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 9:26pm

UPDATED: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 6:04am

UPDATE: NewsChannel Nine has learned the name of the Fort Bliss soldier who drowned at Elephant Butte Lake Saturday. He is identified as 21-year-old Rob Vande-Zande of Wisconsin.

     As we first reported Saturday, the New Mexico State Police dive team was called out after fellow soldiers reported that they were swimming and Vande-Zande never came back up to the surface.
Divers found his body at two this morning submerged in about 8 ft. of water near the Marina Del Sur. Alcohol is not suspected in this apparent drowning.  

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