Man found dead at Ridgway Reservoir


An 82-year-old Montrose County man who failed to return home from fishing was found dead at Ridgway Reservoir Wednesday evening.

The man's wife called law enforcement around 7:40 p.m. to report he hadn't returned home. Colorado State Patrol dispatchers notified Ridgway State Park rangers about the call. Rangers searched the shoreline on the west end of the reservoir and found his body in shallow water. His boat was about 25 yards away, Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski said.

Ouray County Coroner Colleen Hollenbeck will perform an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of the man's death. His identity has not been released.