2 people drown in Colorado reservoir

Posted at 3:41 PM, Jul 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-22 17:41:06-04

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say two people have drowned in a Colorado reservoir.

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office says the bodies were found early Sunday morning.

Spokesman Alex Burchetta says authorities were called to the Ruedi Reservoir on Saturday afternoon. The reservoir is located about 40 miles from the city of Aspen.

Burchetta tells the Aspen Times that a man swimming alone near his boat began to struggle. He says a man on a passing boat jumped into the water to help but both men went under and were not seen again.

Search teams used boats, sonar equipment and an underwater search device to find the bodies.

Authorities have not released any information about the men.