Cliff-jumper’s body recovered from Lake Pueblo

Posted at 10:03 AM, Jul 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-22 12:03:17-04

Divers with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office recovered a body Sunday morning in Cottonwood Creek Cove at Lake Pueblo State Park.

CPW reports the body was found in 30-feet of water below an 80-foot cliff where a man went missing Saturday night. Several men were seen cliff jumping in the area Saturday.

Saturday night just before 7:30 p.m., 911 dispatch received a call about a missing man. CPW said Lake Pueblo State Park rangers were on the scene by 7:30 p.m. Search and Rescue divers made multiple rescue dives before the search was suspended by darkness. CPW rangers then searched for several more hours using sonar.

Cottonwood Creek Cove was temporarily closed but has now re-opened to boaters.

The body has been turned over to the Pueblo County Coroner for identification.