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.

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