Two men pulled from canal in Clewiston

On Monday, September 10, 2018, at approximately 10:10 a.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Agricultural Deputy, received a call reporting that two men had been pulled from a canal off of Dooley Grade, in southeastern Hendry County,

The two men, later identified as Manual Santiz Lopez and Jose (Joel) Lopez Gomez, were employed as part of a berry picking crew who were legally harvesting the berries with a permit. Witnesses reported that they saw the two men attempt to cross what appeared to them to be a shallow canal; they then lost sight of them.

Both men were pulled from the canal and attempts to resuscitate them were unsuccessful. Family members have been notified.

Captain Susan Harrelle is special to the Caloosa Belle and can be reached at cbnews@newszap.com

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