By Logan Smith

ESTES PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – A person fell from a pontoon boat on Lake Estes late Thursday afternoon and has not resurfaced. The person was reportedly not wearing a life jacket or other form of personal flotation, according to Mike Richardson of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District.

(credit: CPW NE Region)

Members of the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority’s dive team were actively searching for the person at 9:15 p.m. The boater was first reported missing around 4:30 p.m.

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Lake Estes is currently closed to boats due to the search. The missing person was one of four people in their 20s on a pontoon boat at the lake, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

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A 2012 file photo of Lake Estes. (credit: Marsha Hobert)

Multiple agencies are helping with the search including the Estes Valley Fire Protection District, Estes Park Police, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, LCSO, Emergency Services, and the Larimer County Dive Rescue Team responded.

The rescue turned into a recovery mission on Friday.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Pete Mesecher at 970-498-5144.

Logan Smith