Two bodies recovered from Lake Pueblo

PICT Sign Lake Pueblo State Park - CPW
Published Saturday, June 13, 2020

Search teams from Colorado Parks and Wildlife recovered two bodies from Lake Pueblo Friday afternoon.

A man was reported missing while swimming off the north shore of the reservoir near the Sailboard Road parking lot. He was reported missing shortly after 1:00 p.m.

While CPW Lake Rangers with a rescue boat were at the scene, and second group of people reported another missing swimmer in an area not far from the first report. A second boat was dispatched, along with divers and a search and rescue team from the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office.

Sonar on board the boats was used during the search while a CPW Marine Evidence Recovery Team was called in from Littleton. The team used an underwater remote-operated vehicle with sonar, lights and camera to aid in the search.

Shortly after 4:00 p.m., the first body was located and recovered by a dive team. The second body was located minutes later.

Both were placed in the custody of the Pueblo County Coroner's office for identification and to determine the cause of death.

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