LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Search crews recovered the body of a man who drowned at Big Soda Lake on Saturday afternoon. Colorado Parks and Wildlife say their teams pulled the victim’s body out Sunday morning after they used a towfish sonar unit and another “remotely operated vehicle.”

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West Metro firefighters rushed to Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood for a report of a drowning. The missing person’s friends called 911.

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A spokesperson for West Metro Fire Rescue said the paddleboarder is a male in his 20s. It is unknown if he was wearing a life jacket at the time.

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Divers with West Metro Fire Rescue and South Metro Fire Rescue searched the lake until just before 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Their focus was on the west side of the lake, where fire officials say the water is nearly 40 feet deep and visibility is low.

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After pulling divers out, West Metro turned the search over to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The man’s body was turned over to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

Danielle Chavira