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Crews return to Chatfield Reservoir to search, recover missing person

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 07:49:03-04

CHATFIELD RESERVOIR, Colo. — Crews from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, South Metro Fire Rescue and other agencies returned to Chatfield Reservoir Saturday and Sunday to search and recover a missing person from the water.

CPW confirmed an 18-year-old man went missing Friday afternoon near the swim beach.

A dive team searched the water Friday but failed to locate the man. During Friday’s search, a rescue boat capsized. However, everyone on board were pulled from the water and no injuries were reported.

Crews have used sonar and a helicopter in their search for the missing man, but so far have come up empty. Search efforts Friday continued beyond midnight — until 2 a.m. Saturday. It picked back up during daylight hours on Saturday and through Sunday, but the man was not located.

Search efforts will resume Monday.