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2nd body found after boat carrying 13 flips on Colorado lake

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PUEBLO, Colo. — A boat flipped over in high winds on a Colorado lake over Memorial Day weekend, sending 13 people into the water and leaving two dead.

The eight children and three adults were on the large, flat boat at Lake Pueblo State Park when it capsized Sunday evening.

One adult — Jessica Prindle, 38, of the community of Pueblo West — died at the scene, the Pueblo County coroner’s office said.

Two people died after a boat flipped over on the water at Lake Pueblo State Park in Colorado on May 29, 2022.
Two people died after a boat flipped over on the water at Lake Pueblo State Park in Colorado on May 29, 2022.
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A Colorado Parks and Wildlife rescue team found a second victim’s body in 107 feet (32 meters) of water Tuesday morning after an all-night search, the state agency said in a statement. The coroner plans to release the victim’s identity after next of kin are notified.

The 11 others in the boat survived and were treated for hyperthermia at hospitals, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a statement.

Park manager Joe Stadterman said the accident “underscores the importance of being extremely careful around the water.”

Jessica Prindle, 38, was found dead at the scene and another victim was found in the water on May 31, 2022.
Jessica Prindle, 38, was found dead at the scene and another victim was found in the water on May 31, 2022.
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“If you are on or even near the water, we strongly urge you to wear a life jacket,” he said.

Lake Pueblo is about 40 miles south of Colorado Springs.

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