Body recovered from Harvey Gap Reservoir |

Body recovered from Harvey Gap Reservoir

Boats search the still waters of Harvey Gap Reservior as the sun sets over the nearby mountains Thursday evening north of Silt. Garfield county Search and Rescue responded to the reservoir for a possible drowning. Searchers recovered the body of a middle aged man around 12:25 a.m. Friday.
Kyle Mills / Post Independent

Garfield County Search and Rescue were called out to Harvey Gap Reservoir near Silt at around 7 p.m. on Thursday after receiving reports of a possible drowning. At around 12:25 a.m. the body of a middle aged man was recovered from the reservoir, according to a press release from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

At that time, the Garfield County Coroner took over the investigation.

Additional information on the individual and the cause of death will be released from the coroner’s office once a positive identification has been made, and next of kin has been notified.

Care Flight was among the first to respond to the scene, flying over the lake during daylight hours to try and locate the missing person in the water or along the shore.

The Summit County Dive team also responded and were in route by 10 p.m., continuing well into the evening hours, according to the press release.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office thanked Garfield County Search and Rescue, Care Flight, Colorado River Fire Rescue, the Forest Service, Silt Police Department, Garfield County Coroner and the Summit County Dive Team along with all others involved in this rescue/recovery effort. 

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