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2 people missing at Lake Pueblo State Park

Crews are searching for two individuals who reportedly went out fishing on a boat Saturday morning at Lake Pueblo State Park and never returned.

The missing individuals are Kimberlie Temple, 57, and Frank Montoya, 61, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

The two went out on a 1978 17-foot Stryker boat from the park’s south boat ramp about 10:30 a.m. Saturday and never returned back to the ramp, according to Kyle Davidson, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southeast Region public information officer.

Temple’s brother called 911 just before midnight Saturday to report that Temple never returned home from a fishing trip at the lake.

A boat trailer and a pickup truck presumed to belong to Montoya were found in a parking lot near the boat ramp, officials said.

About 1 a.m. Sunday morning, park rangers in three patrol boats engaged in a search for Temple and Montoya, but nothing was found.

More searching took place Sunday until 2 p.m. and the search resumed Monday at 9 a.m., according to Davidson.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife crews are searching both the water and land for the missing individuals.

“If no trace of the individuals is found, the (Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office) and (Pueblo Police Department) could be consulted and involved as early as Tuesday, however it will remain a CPW case,” Davidson said in a news release.

Anyone with information on where Temple and Montoya or the boat they were in was last seen, or anyone who comes into contact with them, is asked to contact Colorado State Patrol dispatch at 719-544-2424.

Gail Rodosevich, Temple’s aunt, said she got word that Temple and Montoya were missing Sunday morning from a sister of Temple.

Temple and Montoya are friends.

She said her reaction upon hearing the news was, “shock, absolute shock.”

Rodosevich said Temple and Montoya are from Aguilar and fish often at different spots in the state.

On Saturday, Temple was trying to get in some fishing at Lake Pueblo before the water froze for the winter, Rodosevich said.

In addition to Colorado Parks and Wildlife crews, family members have been searching for Temple and Montoya at Lake Pueblo, Rodosevich said.

Rodosevich said Temple is a very kind, happy person and is a big part of the Aguilar community.

“I know that community is thinking about her,” she said.

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