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2 dead and 11 hurt after boat capsizes on Lake Pueblo

Eight adults and five children were on the large, flat boat near a picnic area at Lake Pueblo State Park over the Memorial Day holiday weekend when high winds apparently overturned the boat

A man rides his personal water craft along the shore of Lake Pueblo, Colo., in this Oct. 4, 1998 photo. Lake Pueblo and Cherry Creek State Park share the distinction of being the top attractions among the state's recreation sites, based on the number of visitors anticipated this fiscal year: approximately 1.25 million, according to Colorado State Parks. (AP Photo/The Pueblo Chieftain, John Jaques)

PUEBLO — A boat capsized on a Colorado lake Sunday night, leaving a woman and a man dead and 11 people hospitalized.

Eight adults and five children were on the large, flat boat near a picnic area at Lake Pueblo State Park over the Memorial Day holiday weekend when high winds apparently overturned the boat at about 7:30 p.m., authorities told KRDO-TV.

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The woman died at the scene and a child was flown to a hospital by medical helicopter. The woman who died was identified by the Pueblo County Coroner’s Office as 38-year-old Jessica Prindle.

The man’s body was found early Tuesday in more than 100 feet of water, according to state officials.

The other survivors were treated for hypothermia at hospitals, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a statement. The water temperature was 60 degrees at the time of the incident.

Lake Pueblo is about 40 miles south of Colorado Springs.

UPDATE: This story was updated at 8:02 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, to reflect a second death in the boat incident.



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