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Jet skier, tuber dead in separate incidents in eastern Colorado

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Posted at 1:28 PM, Jul 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 10:29:42-04

JACKSON LAKE STATE PARK, Colo. – A jet ski rider and a tuber are dead in separate incidents in eastern Colorado.

Rescue crews recovered the body of a missing female boater at Jackson Lake State Park on Saturday.

The woman went missing Thursday, on July 4, after she was riding on a jet ski that tipped over, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said. The other three people on the jet ski were rescued, but crews kept searching for the woman the rest of the day and all day Friday.

Early Saturday, crews found the woman's body underwater, about 150-200 yards off the boat ramp.

The Morgan County Coroner will identify the woman, officials said.

Meanwhile, the Morgan County Sheriff's Office says a woman who was tubing on the South Platte River near Fort Morgan died after deciding to ride over a low head dam on Friday. Two other women riding with her got out of the water at the dam and saw her floating unresponsive after she re-emerged in the water. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.