MORGAN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife says a woman’s body was pulled from Jackson Reservoir in Morgan County on Saturday. The woman, who hasn’t been identified, fell off a jet ski on July 4.
Four people were riding the watercraft; two with a life vest and two without. The jet ski tipped over sending everyone into the water at around 4 p.m.
Three people resurfaced, but the fourth disappeared. The victim was not wearing a life vest, official say.
Crews immediately started looking for the victim that evening until midnight. They started again at 5 a.m. the next morning using sonar tools and dive teams.
The woman’s body was found underwater about 200 yards near the boat ramp on Saturday.
People enjoying the reservoir say the mood changed when her body was found.
“It felt like honestly the earth was not happy she was gone. The clouds started getting gray, and I think it was like the worst storm I’ve been in out here near the west coast. It was just not a happy time. You could tell everyone was like definitely feeling like that,” said one man visiting the reservoir.
The boat ramp has since reopened.