Body Recovered From Lake Pueblo Is Missing Man

Lake shortly after crews recover body, Aug. 9

A body recovered from Lake Pueblo Saturday morning is a man missing since Thursday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife says.

Dive teams found the body submerged in more than 25 feet of water in the Boggs Creek Cove section of the lake, which is near the south boat ramp.

The dive teams have been searching the lake since Thursday for the 43-year-old, who was presumed to have drowned. He was with friends at the lake Thursday, and jumped into the water without a life jacket. He never came back up.

Search attempts Friday had been hindered by the stormy weather, but officials say that they had identified a couple of spots to search on Saturday that the body could be in. They searched one of those spots Saturday morning and found the body by 9:30 a.m.

At this time, the man's exact cause of death is not known, but Abbie Walls with Colorado Parks and Wildlife told 11 News that if the coroner confirms he drowned, it'll be the first drowning incident at Lake Pueblo in three years.

The victim has been identified as Jack Nelson of Fountain.