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Perris man, nephew drown in reservoir in Fallbrook

July 5, 2009 |  8:39 pm

A 26-year-old Perris man and his young nephew drowned while fishing at a reservoir in Fallbrook in northern San Diego County, authorities said.

Fernando Damian Molina Azpeitia and 3-year-old Gabriel Ramos were fishing late Saturday when they apparently slipped into the steep-sided reservoir, officials said.

Family members saw the child's body floating in the reservoir. He was pronounced dead at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. Sheriff's Department divers recovered Azpeitia's body.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego