Body of missing boater recovered from Denver lake

DENVER -- The body of a man who went missing while boating over the weekend was recovered Tuesday morning, the Denver Police Department said.

Gordon Ham, 74, and his dog went out boating on Riviera Lake in the 4600 block of West Evans Avenue on Sunday.

The boat came ashore unoccupied about 2 p.m. The dog was later found safe.

A recovery mission by the Denver Fire Department did not turn up the body by Sunday night and severe weather halted search and recovery efforts on Monday.

A neighbor spotted what he believed to be a body floating on the lake about 9 a.m. Tuesday and called police.

A search and rescue team responded and found Ham's body about 10:30 a.m.

Police continue to investigate the death. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner will provide a cause of death at a later time. No foul play is suspected.

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