Swimmer Missing, Feared Drowned in Southern Colo. Reservoir

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Alamosa, Colo. (AP) Costilla county authorities say a San Luis man is missing and feared dead after he tried to swim to an island in a southern Colorado reservoir.

The sheriff's department searched several hours Wednesday for Carl Trujillo, who disappeared a day earlier in Sanchez reservoir about seven miles south of San Luis and 80 miles southwest of Pueblo.

Authorities say a companion tried to rescue Trujillo in a canoe, but the canoe capsized. Authorities ay the companion swam to shore and Trujillo clung to the capsized canoe for at least an hour, but he lost his grip and went under before another boat could be found
to rescue him.

Sheriff's sgt. James Chavez says deputies are checking the reservoir three times a day for Trujillo's body.

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