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Torrington man dies in Guernsey Reservoir cliff jumping accident

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A second man has died after jumping off a cliff into the water at Guernsey Reservoir.
 
Wyoming state parks officials say 22-year-old Johnny Andres Ornelas, of Torrington, jumped from a height of about 110 feet Sunday.
 
Witnesses say Ornelas tried to do a flip but landed on his back when he hit the water. His body was recovered close to shore in water about 8 feet deep.
 
The ill-fated cliff jump happened in an arm of the reservoir called Long Canyon. A 21-year-old Nebraska man died after jumping off a cliff at Long Canyon in May.

Ornelas was employed at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington. 
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