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Death Investigation / Drowning
Reynolds Pond (Alfalfa)
8/28/14 at approximately 12:44 p.m.
BY: Sgt. T. Gotchy
Victim: Domanski, Lawrence Age: 66
On Thursday, August 28, 2014, at approximately 12:44 PM, deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a swimmer in distress and in need of a water rescue at Reynolds Pond, which is located just south of Alfalfa.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area with assistance from the Bend Fire Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, and BLM. Upon arrival, the victim could not be located in the water. Resources including dive members and area searchers were called to assist.
The swimmer, identified as Lawrence Domanski, was found deceased in the water approximately 40 minutes later. Mr. Domanski was with another person at the pond, and an investigation into the specific manner of Mr. Domanski’s death is still underway.