Body recovered from reservoir near Silt


Authorities have recovered the body of a middle-aged man from Harvey Gap Reservoir north of Silt following an apparent drowning.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that Garfield County Search and Rescue recovered the body overnight.

Sheriff and search-and-rescue personnel were called around 7 p.m. Thursday about the possible drowning. A CareFlight crew flew over the reservoir in the remaining daylight to search the water and shore. While search crews began pulling teams off the water around 10 p.m. due to darkness, the body was found shortly afterward, the sheriff’s office said.

The body was turned over to the Garfield Coroner’s Office for identification and notification of next of kin.


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