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Dayton man drowns in Trinity River

By BOBBY HORN JR.
DAYTON– A weekend trip to the beach proved tragic for a Dayton family on Aug. 12.
Raul Vega, 38, of Dayton drown in the Trinity River near the River Bend campground.
Officials say that a group of about 10 families members and friends had gathered at the park for an afternoon of recreation. Disaster struck around 8:20 p.m. when witnesses say that Vega fell into the water and did not resurface. A family member was able to pull Vega from the water and begin CPR until medics could arrive.
Paramedics from the City of Liberty ambulance service continued to work on Vega as they transported him to Liberty Dayton Hospital. Vega was pronounced dead at the hospital.
An autopsy has been ordered from the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office. The results of the autopsy have not been made public.