Body of missing Lake Pueblo cliff diver recovered

Posted at 5:54 AM, Jul 24, 2018

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a man who went missing while cliff jumping at Lake Pueblo State Park.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports divers found the body Sunday in Cottonwood Creek Cove after the man went missing Saturday evening.

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, witnesses called 911 when the man didn't resurface after diving into the reservoir from an 80-foot (24-meter) cliff.

A dive team from the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office began the search Saturday, but it was suspended when it became dark. Divers found the body the next morning at a depth of about 30 feet (9 meters).

Authorities have not released the man's name as next-of-kin notification was pending.

Parks and wildlife officials say jumping, diving or swinging from cliffs is prohibited at Lake Pueblo.


Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain,