Johnstown police officer drowns at Horsetooth Reservoir

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. -- A Johnstown Police Department officer has been identified as the man who drowned in Horsetooth Reservoir on Monday.

Yuri Thomas, 32, was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities responded about 2:30 p.m. to a call that a man swimming near the South Bay beach went under the water and did not resurface.

Divers found him about an hour later and pulled him from the water about 45 feet from the shore.

He was flown to a hospital but did not survive, the sheriff's office said.

Thomas' wife was on the beach when she lost sight of him. She called 911 when he didn't resurface.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help the family.

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