Colorado: High winds capsized a boat at the Lake Pueblo tipping 13 passengers onboard into the chopping lake resulting in the death of one of the passengers while one person is still missing.
The rescue teams searched and rescued the other passengers who were all hospitalized.
One of the rescued children was airlifted to a tertiary hospital because of the seriousness of his injuries.
According to the authorities, the boat capsized around 7:30 p.m in Lake Pueblo which is located inside the Lake Pueblo State Park, Colorado.
The group of passengers was stranded in the frigid water in between the Rock Creek and the North Marina.
The passengers were plunged into cold water after the boat overturned in the lake as the rescue team attempted to reach the scene.
Eight children and three adults were rescued from the lake.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Southeast Region (CPW) tweeted, “Rangers responded to a call for help for an overturned boat with 13 victims in the 60-degree water. Rangers rescued eight children and three adults and recovered a body. The CPW Search & Rescue team is seeking a 5th adult.”
It further stated, “The body was turned over to the Pueblo County Coroner to identify the remains and determine the cause of death. The CPW Marine Evidence Recovery Team is searching 80-foot-deep water for the missing adult.”
The officials of the park have begged the boaters and other people to stay away from the area and avoid the lake so that it stays calm and the missing man can be retrieved from the depths of the waters.
They stated, “Please avoid the middle channel of Lake Pueblo between North Marina and Rock Creek Cove. @COParksWildlife’s Search and Rescue team need calm water to conduct its search. Boaters are reminded they must give space to our patrol boats and search vessels.”
They further said, “Officials say the boat capsized because of the high winds. Search efforts for the missing adult male will continue into the night. Could be a long search. The area of the lake is 80-90 feet deep.”