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Tuesday, December 11, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Man Dies At Oregon Hot Springs

A man who went to a remote hot springs to watch the lunar eclipse was found dead the next day in 117-degree water.

Kevin Williams, 35, died from hyperthermia at Mickey Hot Springs in the Alvord Desert of southeastern Oregon, according to an autopsy.

Authorities had not received results of toxicology tests to determine if Williams was under the influence of drugs.

However, state police who later searched his house in southwestern Oregon found 74 marijuana plants and about 10 pounds of dried hallucinogenic mushrooms.

A friend who accompanied Williams to the hot springs told authorities he had gone to bed and left Williams up by himself Thursday night. When he awoke, he said, he found Williams dead. But he drove to Grants Pass and did not tell anyone about the death until late Friday.

Meanwhile, the body was discovered by an off-duty state police officer who was deer hunting.


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