Drowning Victim Identified

The Thatcher Police Department has released the identity of a man who recently drown in an irrigation canal in the area of 8th Street and Bauer Avenue in Thatcher.

On Saturday, July 20, 2019 at approximately 11:50 a.m., the body of a deceased male was found in the Union Canal, north of w. 8th Street. The deceased man was identified as 72-year-old Danny Koreen of Safford. After an extensive investigation by Thatcher police officers, detectives and the medical examiner, the case was ruled as an accidental death by drowning.

In the press release, Thatcher police chief, Shaffen Woods, expressed condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Koreen. Chief Woods also expressed appreciation for the Safford Police Department, Lifeline Ambulance, Graham County Medical Examiner’s Officer and Vining Funeral Home for their assistance with the investigation.