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Father dies at Lake Pueblo after jumping off inflatable to check on daughter

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Posted at 7:40 PM, Jun 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-07 22:10:00-04

A man died at Lake Pueblo Tuesday after he jumped off his inflatable to check on his daughter, who he believed was in distress, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Around 4:38 p.m., Lake Pueblo State Park rangers received a call for a missing swimmer and launched search and rescue efforts. A body was found in 25 feet of water around 6:01 p.m., according to CPW.

Witnesses told rangers that the man was in an inflatable roughly 300 feet offshore when he jumped off, fearing his daughter was in distress, CPW said in a tweet. He then disappeared in the water.

The daughter was not injured, according to CPW.

The man's remains were turned over to the Pueblo County Coroner.

This is the second incident at Lake Pueblo this week, and the third incident along the Arkansas River this week, according to CPW.