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Swimmer's body recovered in search at Lake Pueblo

Search for swimmer at Lake Pueblo
Posted at 6:10 PM, Jun 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-07 19:41:55-04

PUEBLO — The Pueblo County Coroner has identified 16-year-old David Marez of Pueblo as the person who drowned Monday night at Lake Pueblo while swimming.

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a 911 call came in around 4 p.m. of someone having trouble swimming.

Crews headed to the lake to begin the search by boat and with an underwater robot. The swimmer's body was found about 2 hours after the search began near the West Fishing Site at the park.

Swimming is allowed on the western side of the lake, but it is a wildlife area without lifeguards.

CPW notes this is the second death on the Arkansas River today. Earlier, rangers were called to an overturned boat at the Royal Gorge that resulted in one fatality. Details on that incident are also limited.

This follows last week's tragedy on Lake Pueblo when a husband and wife died after their boat overturned in high winds, sending a total of 13 people into the water.

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