SUPper Drowns After Getting Blown Off Board on CO’s Lake Dillon

-

- Advertisment -

Suppers, wear your PFDs.

That point struck home for the Colorado SUP community this past week when a stand-up paddleborder was blown off his SUP in Lake Dillon by a freak microburst and drowned.

According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office , on Saturday, July 16, 2022 approximately 8:20 pm., the Summit County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of a drowned paddle boarder from the Dillon Reservoir. The incident occurred at approximately 2:00 p.m. Saturday, when the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call on Dillon Reservoir of a paddle boarder that had been blown off his paddleboard as a storm cell created a microburst over the lake.

Not Wearing His PFD

Witnesses reported that the male adult had a personal flotation device (PFD) strapped to his board but was not wearing it. The microburst separated the male from his board and he was unable to keep his head above the water. The victim was presumed drowned. Using specialized underwater Side Scanner Sonar and Remote Operating Vehicles (ROV) devices, the male victim was quickly located approximately 100 yards offshore from the Roberts Tunnel shoreline, direct across from Dillon Marina, in 60 feet of water. The Summit County Water Rescue Team, Summit County Rescue Group and Colorado State Parks Water Recovery Team assisted in the search and recovery of the victim.

“Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim. These search and recovery events can be extremely long in duration. The longer they run the more pain and anguish they can cause. I am comforted that we were able to locate and recover the victim quickly and bring closure to his family and friends,” said Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons.

The case has been turned over to the Summit County Coroner’s Office whose responsibility is to release the name of the victim and the cause and manner of his death.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Middle Fork Salmon Blocked by Debris Flow

Planning a late-season run down the Middle Fork of the Salmon? You might want to change your launch site...

Holy Surging Glaciers, Batman: Alsek’s Lowell Glacier Surges, Clogging Lake for Paddlers

Lucky enough to be heading to Alaska’s Alsek (only one of the greatest and most dynamic rivers on the...

Pyranha Ripper 2 Review Time (with Uber Sweet Vids!)

Want an inside peak at Pyranha’s Ripper 2 kayak? For that, we went straight to the source: North American...

Paddlesports Booming: Big Gear Show Recap from Park City

 The Big Gear Show, the marquee tradeshow for cycling, paddlesports and outdoor gear, wrapped up in Park City, Utah,...
- Advertisement -

2022 World Paddlesports Festival Set for Aug 26-29 in OKC 

Call it a Festivus for the Restivus. With the ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cup and Stand Up Paddling World Cup relocated from...

Photo Caption Contest Winners!

Well, we asked for it and we got it...the entries for our latest Photo Caption Contest poured in like...

Must read

Pyranha Ripper 2 Review Time (with Uber Sweet Vids!)

Want an inside peak at Pyranha’s Ripper 2 kayak?...
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you