Body of man recovered from Colorado lake after night search

June 18, 2019

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado emergency personnel have recovered the body of a man from a lake following an overnight search.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports the body of 73-year-old David Bothel of Colorado Springs was found in Lake Pueblo State Park Tuesday morning.

Authorities say Colorado Parks and Wildlife rangers launched a search Monday after three witnesses reported seeing an empty boat adrift in No Name Cove around 3:30 p.m.

The witnesses say they saw a man fishing alone in the boat about 20 minutes earlier in the park 117 miles (188 kilometers) south of Denver.

Authorities say they discovered Bothel in about 40 feet (12 meters) of water using sonar equipment. His body was recovered using a remote operated vehicle.

Officials say Bothel’s body was transferred to the Pueblo County Coroner’s office.


Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com

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