Man’s body recovered from Horsetooth Reservoir

Matthew Bailey

The body of a 32-year-old man was recovered at Horsetooth Reservoir Monday afternoon, according to a Sept. 17 press release published by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office was notified at 2:33 p.m. that a man was swimming near the South Bay swim beach at Horsetooth Reservoir and that he did not resurface after going under the water.


The man’s wife was at the swim beach with him, and immediately dialed 911 after losing sight of him.

Divers found the unresponsive man 45 feet from shore at 3:23 p.m., and pulled him out of the water. A helicopter transported him to a local hospital, but he did not survive. 

The response team involved the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources Park Rangers, the Poudre Fire Authority, the Larimer County Dive Rescue Team and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services and deputies.

The Larimer County Coroner’s Office will release the man’s identity at a later date.

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