Search crews early Wednesday recovered the body of a 67-year-old man who went missing while kayaking on Bowles Reservoir in Lakewood a day earlier.
West Metro Fire Protection District crews and Lakewood police officers responded to a water rescue at Bowles Reservoir near Marston Lake at about 2 p.m. Tuesday after a kayak was found overturned in the water and a local resident was missing.
UPDATE: rescue operation has now turned into recovery. Divers completed exhaustive sonar search of reservoir, with extensive underwater search, and did not find anyone. Diving conditions are challenging, with little to no visibility under the surface. 1/2 https://t.co/AhBhttUOkZ pic.twitter.com/hPE7dlxfBe
— WestMetroFire (@WestMetroFire) October 17, 2023
Crews used sonar to search the reservoir, and after several hours the rescue turned into a recovery effort, according to posts by West Metro Fire on X.
A Colorado Parks and Wildlife team continued searching the reservoir until after midnight using sonar, and the man’s body was recovered from the water at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, according to Lakewood police and West Metro Fire. The man’s identity was not released pending confirmation from the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.
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