On the afternoon of April 11, 2021, an overturned kayak was discovered on Carter Lake. A search quickly began to find the kayaker and owner of a dog, who was found alive by the floating craft.

A sad update was provided on Friday morning, April 16, 2021, from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office regarding the search for the victim of the tragic accident. After a five-day exhaustive search, all agencies involved suspended the search for the Loveland man on April 15, 2021.

No further search operations are planned at this time.

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According to the press release, over 70 searchers and 700 personnel hours were involved, implementing search tools including:

  • Dogs
  • Divers
  • Drones
  • Underwater remote-operated vehicle
  • Towed sonar
  • Side-scanning sonar

From the press release:

Out of respect for the family and friends of the missing man, LCSO will not be releasing his name as all information to date indicates this incident was a tragic accident and there is no evidence of a crime.

The 12 agencies involved in the search:

  • Berthoud Fire Protection District
  • Larimer County Search and Rescue
  • Larimer County Dive Rescue Team
  • Loveland Fire Rescue Authority
  • Greeley Fire Department
  • Thompson Valley EMS
  • Summit County Sheriff’s Office
  • UCHealth
  • Northern Water
  • Larimer County Natural Resources
  • LCSO deputies and investigators
  • LCSO Drone Team
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • LCSO Emergency Services

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985.

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