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Man who drowned in Wheat Ridge reservoir identified

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WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The Wheat Ridge Police Department has identified the man who was found dead in Tabor Lake on Monday as 40-year-old John Orozco.

Orozco is believed to have drowned..

Police said a passerby called 911 on Monday afternoon after seeing a man struggling in the reservoir near 44th Avenue and Interstate 70.

First responders pulled Orozco out of the lake, but were unable to resuscitate him.

Police did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the incident and said the confirmed cause of Orozco’s death is still pending.

Tabor Lake is open to fishing, but boating and swimming are not allowed.

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