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Autopsy reveals missing 19-year-old in Arkansas River died of accidental drowning

Devlin Cambeul
Posted at 5:07 PM, Jun 27, 2024

OTERO COUNTY — The Otero County Sheriff's Office says that the body pulled from the Arkansas River on Tuesday, June 18 is Devlin Cambuel.

According to the sheriff's office, dental records submitted to the El Paso County Coroner's Office matched a positive ID to Cambuel.

The Otero County Coroner forwarded an autopsy report to Sheriff Shawn Mobley who reported the cause of death was accidental drowning.

Dangerous water levels caused the Arkansas River to enter a minor flood stage during the week, and multiple rescues occurred. The water levels prompted Pueblo County Officials to halt certain water activities along the river due to the threat.

Otero County Sheriff's Office Suspends Search For Missing Man

The search for Cambuel lasted days before being called off on Friday, June 14. The sheriff's office said at the time they were using aircraft, boats, and other means to search for Cambuel.

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