Body pulled out of Pueblo Reservoir identified

Published: Apr. 11, 2017 at 4:48 PM MDT
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A body pulled from the Pueblo Reservoir is that of a man missing since late last year.

The Pueblo County Coroner identified the man as 61-year-old Frank Montoya.

The two were reported missing Dec. 11 by family members. Temple's brother, who called 911, said the pair had gone to Lake Pueblo State Park on Dec. 10 and never returned home.

Temple's body was found on the south side of the reservoir near the dam.

On Monday, a Summit County rescue team using a submersible sonar located Montoya and the boat in 120 feet of water. Divers from the Colorado Springs Fire Department recovered the body Tuesday.

The couple reportedly went onto the lake through the south ramp entrance on a 17-foot striker boat. Family members tell 11 News both are experienced fishers, but this was their first time on Lake Pueblo.

Paul Cruz, Montoya's uncle, said he was worried when he heard about some strong afternoon waves that hit Pueblo the day the two went missing.

"Waves were pretty high -- and that being a bass boat, which is low -- I don't know if that had any effect but I'm sure it did. I'm trying to put myself in his place. Knowing that you can't make it back and you see them waves coming in -- it's terrifying to even think about things like that," he told 11 News.