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Clear Creek Coroner’s Office identifies man who died after diving into St. Mary’s Lake on July 4

St. Mary's Glacier and St. Mary's Lake_September 2018
Posted at 11:56 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 13:58:39-04

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — The 19-year-old who died after diving into St. Mary’s Lake on July 4 has been identified.

The Clear Creek County Coroner’s Office said the man who died was Victor Farmer of Centennial.

On July 4, the Clear Creek Communications Center received a call about a possible drowning around 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Lake, which sits below St. Mary’s Glacier. The callers told dispatch that a man had dove into the lake and never resurfaced, according to the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office.

Multiple agencies responded, including the sheriff’s office, Clear Creek Fire Authority and EMS, Alpine Rescue Team and the West Metro Fire Department Dive Team. After two hours, members of the dive team located Farmer’s body and pulled him from the lake.

He was airlifted by Flight for Life to a metro area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The sheriff’s office said Farmer had been visiting the area with friends.