Two people drown in Pitkin County reservoir

Posted at 6:30 AM, Jul 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-22 08:30:27-04

Two people drowned Saturday at the Ruedi Reservoir in Pitkin County. The reservoir is located about 19-miles east of Basalt.

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s office says they responded to a call about a drowning at 1:15 p.m. Members of the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Basalt Fire, and White River National Forest responded to assist. The Summit County Sheriff’s dive team is helping to help recover the bodies. 

Not a lot of information about what happened is known at this time, but more information about the drowning should be released on Sunday.