Loveland Reporter-Herald

Reservoir closed as search for kayaker continues

Overturned kayak, dog in life jacket located

- Pamela Johnson: 970-699-5405, johnsonp@reporter-herald.com BY PAMELA JOHNSON

Carter Lake will be closed Monday while searchers continue to look for a 31-year-old Loveland man after his kayak reportedly overturned Sunday.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday night that Carter Lake, located west of Loveland, will be closed until further notice after rescuers had scoured the lake and surroundin­g area for more than five hours.

Just after 2 p.m. on Sunday, a Larimer County park ranger discovered the overturned kayak, and park rangers set out on a search boat, according to informatio­n from the Sheriff’s Office. They spotted a dog on the water that was wearing a floatation device, but was not injured.

Crews from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Dive Team and Emergency Services, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority and Berthoud Fire Protection District responded to help the Department of Natural Resources with the search.

They searched the water and the surroundin­g area, including by drone, but as of 8 p.m. on Sunday had not reported finding any sign of the kayaker, believed to be a 31-year-old man from Loveland, the Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release.

The search continued Sunday night, and officials said efforts would carry on Monday, and that Carter Lake would be closed that day, until further notice.

Anyone with informatio­n is asked to call 970-4161985.

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