Man’s body found in canal near Benton City

BENTON CITY — The Benton County sheriff’s office suspects a man had been drinking and accidentally fell into an irrigation canal near Benton City.

His body was found Wednesday on a weed screen at a Bureau of Reclamation power station.

He was identified by county officials as Alvaro Lopez-Ivarra, 31, from the community of Whitstran.

The Tri-City Herald reported that he walked away Tuesday from a house near the Kennewick Irrigation District canal.

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