Another body was found after a boat carrying 8 children and 5 adults capsized in Pueblo State Park


The boat capsized With 13 people on board At about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the Colorado Parks and Southeast Wildlife District tweeted.

Shortly after the accident, rescuers rescued eight juveniles and three adults from the 60-degree waters, the department said. Researchers have found the body of an adult and are still searching for another.

The body of the remaining missing adult was found Tuesday morning, Joe Stadtermann, operations director for Pueblo Lake State Park, said.

“The MERT[Maritime Evidence Recovery Team]worked all night, and at approximately 5:45 a.m., we located the victim 107 feet in the water,” Stadtmann said.

Stateman said bad weather and an apparently overcrowded ship contributed to the tragedy CNN’s KKTV Company.

He said the 16-foot-long Sea Ray recreational boat usually seats five to six people.

“We know this ship was carrying 13 people, and that really complicates things,” Stadtermann told KKTV.

He said that some of the children who were rescued from the capsized boat were wearing life jackets, but the two young men who were recovered were not.

“Life jackets are of paramount importance,” Staterman said.

“There are very, very few, if any, people in my career who have recovered from flat water drowning who were wearing a life jacket. Your chances of surviving a boating accident with a life jacket are much greater than without.”