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The Latest: Body found during search for missing kayaker

October 2, 2018

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing kayaker in a northern Colorado lake (all times local):

5 p.m.

Search crews looking for a kayaker who went missing in a northern Colorado lake over the weekend have found a body.

Loveland police say searchers on a sonar-equipped boat on Buckingham Lake west of Loveland found the body in about 10 feet (3 meters) of water Tuesday afternoon. The body, which has not been identified, has been sent to the Larimer County coroner’s office.

Two people called 911 on Sunday evening to report they had seen a man in his 50s kayaking and saw the vessel empty a short time later. Investigators searched the area for more than 11 hours Monday.

The man, whose name has not been released, was visiting friends who live near the lake.

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8:55 a.m.

The search for a kayaker reported missing on a northern Colorado lake on Sunday has been called off for now.

The Loveland Reporter Herald reported that boats, dive teams and police dogs spent more than 11 hours searching Buckingham Lake west of Loveland Monday.

Loveland Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Rick Davis said the shallow private reservoir was thoroughly searched but crews would resume looking later if there is new evidence to warrant it.

Battalion Chief Michael Cerovski said two people called 911 at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday to report they had seen a man in his 50s kayaking there and then saw an empty kayak. He said searchers didn’t know where the man went into the water.

He was visiting friends who live near the lake.

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