The body of an at-risk man reported missing from a facility in Salida was found in an irrigation ditch on Wednesday.
A person jogging along a trail adjacent to County Road 154 just west of Highway 291 discovered the body and called authorities.
The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, Salida Police Department, Salida Fire Department and Chaffee County EMS responded.
The man, identified as Robert Pittman, was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been reported as missing since about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The incident is under investigation.