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Father of six identified as victim of Lake Somerset drowning

UPDATE: The victim of a drowning at Lake Somerset on Wednesday night has been identified as a Mount Delaney man.

Father of six Alan Solomon was out on the water in a canoe checking yabbie pots when strong winds hit the area at about 6pm.

It is believed at some point the 48-year-old fell from the canoe and attempted to swim to shore.

However the conditions were too severe with wind gusts of up to 80km/h recorded on the night.

A friend managed to raise the alarm but Mr Solomon tragically drowned before help could arrive.

His family said he would be remembered as a keen motorcyclist, fisherman, bee keeper and loyal father.

Alan Solomon's canoe was recovered on Thursday morning.
Alan Solomon's canoe was recovered on Thursday morning. Channel 9


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