Couple stranded overnight after boat capsizes at Horsetooth Reservoir

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. -- Two people are recovering after their boat overturned on Horsetooth Rservoir, Poudre Fire Authority said Thursday.

Firefighters were called to the reservoir west of Fort Collins just after noon Thursday after a couple was stranded overnight.

The boat capsized about 7 p.m. Wednesday near the east short just south of the Sail and Saddle Club.

The couple tried to wave someone down for help, but they were unsuccessful.

They were able to swim to shore, where they spent the night. Thursday morning, the woman swam back out to the boat and was able to wave down a passerby, who called 911.

Poudre Fire Authority personnel rescued the couple and their two dogs. The two were taken to the hospital to be treated for exposure and minor injuries.

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