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Bodies of 2 missing swimmers recovered at Lake Pueblo

The swimmers were last seen in the area of the Sailboard Road parking lot and access point.
Credit: Courtesy CPW

PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. — Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has recovered the bodies of two swimmers who drowned off the shore of Lake Pueblo Friday afternoon. 

The swimmers were last seen in the area of the Sailboard Road parking lot and access point, which CPW tweeted is a popular beach area for jetskiers and standup paddleboarders.

A dive team was called to the scene, as well as two boats that used sonar to find objects underwater. 

The two swimmers were reported missing at around 1:15 p.m. According to CPW, they were found under about 6 feet of water at around 4:15 p.m. 

The coroner will now determine how they died and release their identities. 

During the search efforts, 400 people at the park were told to leave. 

Swimming is not allowed anywhere at Lake Pueblo other than at the Rock Canyon Swim Beach, according to CPW. 

Lake Pueblo State Park is located just west of Pueblo, and has 60 miles of shoreline.

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