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Body of missing ranger found at Horsetooth Reservoir

Emergency crews recovered the body from the water several hours after the ranger was reported missing, the sheriff's office said.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Emergency crews recovered the body of a missing ranger from the water at Horsetooth Reservoir early Friday, according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.

The ranger went missing at Horsetooth Reservoir on Thursday night from the northeast side of the reservoir, according to a tweet from the Poudre Fire Authority (PFA). 

Search crews found the ranger's boat on the water but could not find the ranger. The body was recovered from the water about 3:30 a.m. Friday, the sheriff's office says in a press release.

The Larimer County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Brendan Unitt, 27, of La Salle, and listed the manner of death as an accident.

Assisting in the search were the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, Sheriff's Office Emergency Services, Poudre Fire Authority, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Larimer County Dive Rescue Team, Larimer County Search and Rescue, the Denver Police Department and the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.

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