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Swimmer pulled from Chatfield Reservoir dies

Divers found the man underwater Sunday, South Metro Fire Rescue said.

LITTLETON, Colo. — A man found underwater at Chatfield Reservoir on Sunday died, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) said.

South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) tweeted at 5:01 p.m. Sunday that crews were on the scene of a water rescue at Chatfield State Park, which is located south of Littleton.

The man was with his family and swam out to get an item that was floating away when he went under near a buoy, according to JCSO.

Divers found the man underwater within 30 minutes and brought him to shore, SMFR said.

Crews began providing CPR before he was taken to the hospital.

The Jefferson County Sheriff confirmed Tuesday that the swimmer did not survive.

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