A 21-year-old Denver-area man is missing and believed to have drowned in Lake Granby. Officials say their attempts to recover his body Sunday were unsuccessful and would need to be paused and continued Monday morning.
Grand County first responders received a 911 call Sunday morning about a man in the water near Deer Island but when they arrived, weather conditions, including snowfall, strong winds, and low or no visibility, hindered their efforts.
Officials say the 911 caller was camping with a friend on Deer Island and when they tried kayaking back to their cars, their friend capsized, went underwater and never resurfaced. The same conditions that led to the boat capsizing is what made rescue and recovery efforts difficult for responders.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife crews with specialized equipment are set to return to the area Monday to resume the efforts.
Officials did not identify the man, saying they were still trying to locate his immediate family.
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