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

The Larimer County Coroner’s Office has identified the man whose body was recovered after falling into Lake Estes last week as Quentin S. Mbongue, 25, of Westminster, Maryland.

Mbongue disappeared around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, after falling off a boat and into Lake Estes in Estes Park. 

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The cause of death was ruled as asphyxia by drowning due to cold water immersion, with the manner of death ruled as an accident, according to a press release from the coroner's office.

Several agencies assisted in the search and recovery efforts including The Estes Valley Fire Protection District, Estes Park Police, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, LCSO Emergency Services, the Larimer County Dive Rescue Team, and Colorado State Parks and Wildlife. 

Editor’s Note: Remember to always wear a personal flotation device. Here’s a quick piece regarding why we’ve decided to include accident and death coverage in our collection of content.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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