Town of Estes Park and Lake Estes in Colorado USA

Lake Estes and Estes Park. Photo Credit: benedek (iStock).

According to a press release from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, a boater is missing after falling into Lake Estes in Estes Park.

The boater disappeared on June 10, around 4:30 PM, after falling out of a watercraft. He was not found by three others in his party at the scene and authorities were called. This prompted a large-scale search, which is currently underway and has closed down Lake Estes to boats while it is in progress.

NEWSLETTER: Sign-up for the free OutThere Colorado newsletter here

No details have been released regarding the identity of the missing person. It is known that all four in the party were in their 20s.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Larimer County Sheriff's Office Investigator Pete Mesecher at 970-498-5144.

Departments involved in the search include The Estes Valley Fire Protection District, Estes Park Police, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, LCSO Emergency Services, and the Larimer County Dive Rescue Team. Resources from Colorado State Parks and Wildlife have also been requested.

When on a boat in Colorado, it's very important to wear a flotation device at all times. This is particularly important due to how cold the water tends to be in Colorado. Sudden submersion can send the body into cold water shock, making it very difficult to get to safety, even for trained athletes. Details about whether or not this person had a life jacket on at the time of the accident have not been released.

NEWSLETTER: Sign-up for the free OutThere Colorado newsletter here

Director of Content and Operations

Spencer McKee is OutThere Colorado's Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to hike, rock climb, and trail run. He's on a mission to summit all 58 of Colorado's fourteeners and has already climbed more than half.

Newsletters

Get OutThere

Signup today for free and be the first to get notified on new updates.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.