A death investigation is underway after a body was found floating in a lake near Denver.

According to the Lakewood Police Department, a family of kayakers discovered an adult male’s body floating in Big Soda Lake at Bear Creek Lake Regional Park at about 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

Lakewood Police along with the help from West Metro Fire’s Dive Team responded and recovered the man’s body from the lake’s water.

Park rangers also discovered a small boat capsized in the lake on the evening of Tuesday, August 6, according to a press release. No persons or vehicles were located in the area at the time.

Preliminary investigations into the case show no obvious signs of trauma. The man’s identity has not yet been released.

Located just 20 minutes from the city of Denver, Big Soda Lake is a popular outdoor recreation spot for paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and boating. There’s also a 400-foot swimming lane, well-maintained restrooms, concession stand, and several picnic areas available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Anyone who has any information related to this death investigation is asked to call the Lakewood Police Department’s tip line at 303-763-6800.

Editor’s Note: Every year there’s a number of tragic water-related accidents and deaths across Colorado. Here’s a quick piece regarding why we’ve decided to include accident and death coverage in our collection of content.

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