Wallowa County Sheriff’s deputies and emergency services responded to a report of a death at Wallowa Lake on Saturday afternoon.

A boater on Wallowa Lake reported that a man had been found face-down in the water with a kayak floating nearby. Members from the Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police and an ambulance crew responded to the scene and located the deceased man on the northeast portion of the lake near milepost 2 on Wallowa Lake Highway.

The man has been identified as Joshua Wesley Hunt, 44, of Pendleton.

The medical examiner has concluded that Hunt died of accidental drowning while fishing from a kayak. He was not wearing a life jacket.

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