LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Crews are searching for a missing person in the Bowles Reservoir in Jefferson County Tuesday.
West Metro Fire Rescue (WMFR) said a person called 911 around 12:40 p.m. and reported an overturned kayak in the reservoir off West Belmont Drive.
WMFR said the search became a rescue operation at 4 p.m.
The agency did not identify the person, only saying they were a man.
WMFR called it a "challenging operation" since no one saw the man go into the water so there is no "last seen" point. Bowles Reservoir is 30 feet deep and encompasses 134 acres, according to WMFR. Windy conditions also pushed the overturned kayak away from where the man potentially went in.
WMFR said divers performed bounce dives, or quick descents into the water to search the surrounding area, but did not locate the man due to little to no visibility. Search and rescue teams used sonar and drones in their efforts Tuesday.
Operations were suspended for the day. Crews will return to the reservoir tomorrow, according to WMFR.