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The body pulled from the Delta Friday was identified as that of boater Mike Valin, and the coroner´s office determined the 15-year-old died by drowning. His body was found nearly three weeks after he disappeared.

Valin and his classmate, 17-year-old Mark Osborn, were on a duck-hunting trip with Mark´s father Kent Osborn, when strong waves dumped the boaters into the water.

Kent Osborn said his son died of hypothermia in his arms in the water. His body has not been recovered.

Kent Osborn said he drifted in the 50-degree water for about eight hours before being rescued by a passing boater.

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