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July 23, 2020

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Male party dies at Gross Reservoir

Boulder County, Colo. - On July 23, 2020 at approximately 12:27 p.m. the Boulder County Communications Center was notified of a male party who fell in the water at Gross Reservoir. The party was unresponsive.

The approximately 50-year-old male victim and a friend were fishing in the area when his friend heard the water splash. He went over and found the unresponsive victim in the water. The reporting party started CPR and rescuers joined in this effort upon arrival. This occurred in the South Shore area of the reservoir. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The following agencies assisted with this incident: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, American Medical Response (AMR), Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District, Boulder Emergency Squad (BES), North Colorado Med Evac and the Boulder County Coroner’s Office.

The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Boulder County Coroner’s Office. At this time, there are no indications of foul play.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case number is: #20-3253


/s/ Sergeant Jeff Pelletier