Body of woman missing since jet ski accident pulled from Jackson Lake

A man drowned Monday when trying to save a distressed swimmer. (MGN)
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MORGAN COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - The body of a missing woman was recovered from a Colorado state park Saturday.

Search and rescue crews had been searching for the woman since Thursday when the jet ski she was riding toppled over at Jackson Lake. The three others on board were located soon after the accident, but there was no sign of the woman. According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, two people on the jet ski were wearing life preservers and two were not.

Crews searched the lake into the night and resumed Friday at dawn. The body was recovered early Saturday morning, at the start of the third day of searching. The body was found between 150-200 meters from the boat ramp.

"We offer our condolences to the family and friends of this person," said Jackson Lake Park Manager Tyler Sewald. "I appreciate the efforts of our park staff and thank the fire departments, dive team and sheriff's office for their hard work at the scene during this operation. The support of the community and park visitors was outstanding and assisted us in this operation.”

Assisting with the recovery efforts were the Williams Fire Department, Platte Valley Fire Department and its dive team, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and Morgan County ambulance service, Parks and Wildlife said.

The woman has not been identified.