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A Paraguayan man drowned Saturday in the Green River while participating in a Colorado State University course for park managers from South America. The drowning makes him the second man to die in Utah and northern Arizona waters in one week.

Daniel Caseres, 25, was swimming in the area of the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers when he was pulled under water and drowned midday Saturday. An attempt was made to rescue Caseres to no avail, said Nick Eason, chief ranger for Dinosaur National Monument.Crews on foot and in a helicopter searched the waters and surrounding area for his body Saturday and early Sunday before finding him some 1,100 feet down river, Eason said.

Caseres had gone swimming while the rafting group stopped for a lecture near Steamboat Rock. He had been warned of the extreme current. Eason said Caseres likely became trapped on an underwater ledge.

A week ago, a Kaibeto, Ariz., man who couldn't swim drowned in Lake Powell after he accidentally walked off a ledge into some 400 feet of water one mile north of the Glen Canyon Dam. His body had not been found by Tuesday.

Yazzie Chee Begay, 21, was with family and friends when he fell into the water July 26.