For Immediate Release - June 26, 2013

Otis Reservoir drowning victim an East Otis man

The body of an East Otis man was recovered shortly after 3 p.m. yesterday in the Otis Reservoir. 

The search for 22 year old DERRICK J. VONBERG, JR. (Algerie Road) began Sunday afternoon when police and fire department members responded to a 911 call reporting that VONBERG had gone under water. 

The Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause and manner of death was an accidental drowning. 

Authorities say VONBERG’S father, 44 year old DERRICK J. VONBERG. SR. was unsuccessful in an attempt to save his son and was pulled from the water by a boater who rushed to the scene to help.