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Body found in Colorado reservoir identified

Posted at 12:16 AM, Jun 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-16 02:17:28-04

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man recovered from a reservoir in western Colorado has been identified as 37-year-old Silt resident Justin Yenter.

The Aspen Times reports that Garfield County authorities say Yenter drowned in the Harvey Gap Reservoir this past week when a gust of wind knocked him overboard and into the water.

His body was located at a depth of 35 feet (10.6 meters) and about 800 feet (243.8 meters) from shore by Colorado State Parks and Wildlife and the Summit Dive Team members.

According to the county coroner's office, the death is being investigated as an accident.