According to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, a 32-year-old man was non-responsive when he was pulled from the water of Horsetooth Reservoir approximately 45 feet from the shore in the afternoon of Monday, September 17. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. This is the second drowning accident in a 24-hour period.
The man’s wife was on the scene and was the one that made the 911 call. She made the call after she lost sight of her husband underwater.
The reason of the drowning is unknown at the time. All that is known is that the man was swimming near the South Bay area when he went under and did not come back up. His name and an official cause of death have not been released pending an official announcement by the Larimer County Coroner’s Office.
Though the circumstances that may have led to drowning in this situation are still unknown, it’s important to take all possible safety precautions when taking on water recreation activities. Always wear a life jacket and be aware of what water temperature is like prior to entering a pond or lake. Because water tends to be quite cold in Colorado, this can result in life-threatening cramping and shock.
This drowning occurred on the same day as another drowning at Rampart Reservoir in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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