Body found in Colorado lake day after fisherman went missing

PUEBLO, COLO. (AP) - Searchers looking for a fisherman who slipped into a southern Colorado lake and did not return to shore have found a body.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports a dive team found the body about 25 feet under water in Lake Pueblo on Monday afternoon, a day after a man was reported missing in the area. The victim's name has not been released.

RELATEDSearch underway for fisherman who went into lake to retrieve rod

Witnesses say a 65-year-old Pueblo West man lost grip of his pole when he was trying to reel in a fish on Sunday morning. He was last seen entering the water to retrieve his rod.

Sonar equipment and a dive cage were used in the search.

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