The family of Felix Mapanda has confirmed through the Find Felix Mapanda Facebook group that the body recovered from the California Aqueduct this morning is that of Mapanda.
Plans for a candlelight vigil will be announced at a later date through the Facebook group.
Patterson Fire, West Stanislaus Fire Protection District, and Cal-Fire responded to a possible drowning at the California Aqueduct near Sperry Avenue on June 5.
At 9:50 a.m. California Highway Patrol dispatchers received a 911 call.
The caller was a Patterson resident involved in a voluntary search for missing man, Felix Mapanda.
First responders confirmed the presence of a deceased person in the water.
The deceased was recovered at approximately 11:25.
The deceased has been transported to the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office in Modesto, where the death will be investigated to determine the cause and manner.
The recovery was a joint effort executed by Patterson Fire and West Stanislaus Fire Protection District.