The Pueblo West View

Search continues for missing man at Lake Pueblo

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Rangers troll the waters of Lake Pueblo near the dam on Thursday.
CHIEFTAIN PHOTO/CHRIS MCLEAN Rangers troll the waters of Lake Pueblo near the dam on Thursday.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife rangers continued to search Thursday for a man who went missing at Lake Pueblo State Park on Saturday after going out on the lake on a boat to fish with a woman, but the search did not produce any results.

Crews resumed searching for Frank Montoya, 61, from Thursday morning to late Thursday afternoon a day after the body of Kimberlie Temple, 57, was found on the south side of Lake Pueblo near the dam.

Kyle Davidson, the CPW southeast region public information officer, said rangers focused on searching for Montoya in the same area Temple’s body was found.

Side-scan sonar was used in the search, which is a system for detecting objects on the ground underneath deep water.

The search for Montoya will continue Friday, according to Davidson.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is the only agency involved in the search.

Temple and Montoya, both of Aguilar, 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.

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

Temple’s body was found Wednesday afternoon.

The cause of her death is under investigation, but at this time it is being termed as an apparent drowning, Davidson told The Chieftain Wednesday night.

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