Crews searching for missing person near swim beach at Chatfield Reservoir

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Crews are searching for a person who was reported missing at Chatfield Reservoir Friday afternoon.

According to South Metro Fire Rescue, an adult was reported missing near the swim beach at 3:22 p.m.

A dive team is at the reservoir and is assisting in the search.

“The last seen point has been marked and sonar is being used to look for the missing person,” South Metro said.

West Metro Fire Rescue and Colorado Parks and Wildlife personnel are assisting South Metro.

At 5:15 p.m., South Metro said a rescue boat had capsized. All of its occupants were pulled from the water and were not injured.

Seven minutes later, South Metro said the mission had changed from a rescue effort to a recovery.

Shortly before 8 p.m., South Metro said it was suspending dive and surface search operations. However, a remotely operated vehicle will continue searching the water overnight.

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