PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. — The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was recovered Monday from the Bessemer Ditch in eastern Pueblo County.
Sheriff’s dive team members search under water in Bessemer Ditch where body was recovered today. pic.twitter.com/Dr323Pf1Pq
— PuebloCounty Sheriff (@PuebloCountySO) May 27, 2019
Sheriff’s Deputies and Pueblo Rural Fire personnel responded to the Bessemer Ditch in the 24000 block of South Road at about 11:45 a.m. after receiving a report of a body in the ditch.
A passerby walking in the area spotted what was believed to be a body and called 911. Deputies and fire personnel responded and discovered a body in waist-deep water, the Sheriff’s office said.
A volunteer dive team was called out to assist with retrieving the body from the water. At about 1:30 p.m., dive team members successfully recovered the body of an adult male. A preliminary investigation did not reveal any signs of trauma to the body.
The identification and the manner and cause of death will be determined by the Pueblo County Coroner’s Office.