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November 30, 2012

Man drowns north of Swan

Swan — On November 30, at approximately 2:52 a.m. the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a possible drowning.  The Marion County Sheriffs’ Office, Runnells Fire Department and Pleasant Hill Fire Department responded to the scene (175 35th Place - north of Swan according to reports).  Sheriff’s Deputies and Pleasant Hill responders were able to locate Richard Charles Owens age 78 of rural Runnells in a pond behind his residence.  A Marion County Medical Examiner pronounced him deceased at the scene.  His body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the exact cause of death. 

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