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2 brothers drowned Saturday at Lake Pleasant

PHOENIX — Two brothers drowned in Lake Pleasant as one of the young men
tried to save his brother who was having difficulty swimming.

The Arizona Republic
reports that 19-year-old Dan Nguyen and 20-year-old Thanh “Matt” Nguyen
drowned on Saturday afternoon.

Tom Pendley, battalion chief with the Peoria Police Department, says the
brothers and their family were picnicking at the lake when Matt decided to
swim across a 150-foot cove.

Pendley says Matt got tired at some point and possibly panicked, so his
brother swam to help him.

The brothers didn’t use flotation devices.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.