Searchers continued to comb Clear Creek Reservoir Sunday looking for a boy who went missing after the canoe he and a friend were in capsized Saturday.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer Bill Vogrin said that the rescue effort was transitioning into recovery mode.
Additional resources will be brought in Monday if the search needs to continue.
The search began when a Buena Vista High School student went missing when he and his friend capsized while hunting ducks at Clear Creek Reservoir State Wildlife Area, near Granite.
Witnesses told Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers the two teens fell in the water when their canoe flipped in strong winds shortly before 5 p.m. in water estimated to be 30 to 50 feet deep.
Two CPW officers responded and found the mother of one boy and the father of the other on shore.
The man swam out to the canoe and the CPW officers helped as he rescued one of the boys, Jim Aragon, CPW Area Wildlife Manager for the region said.
But they were unable to locate the other boy in the frigid waters as darkness set in.
CPW officers, river rangers from CPW’s Arkansas Headwater Recreation Area in Salida and Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies responded along with emergency medical personnel.
The specialized CPW Marine Evidence Recovery Team was called down from Littleton along with a CPW search team from Lake Pueblo State Park to search using an underwater drone equipped with sonar, lights and video camera.
Clear Creek Reservoir is a 407 acre impoundment at the mouth of Clear Creek and located about 15 miles north of Buena Vista just west of U.S. 24. It is a popular fishing lake and offers deer, elk and waterfowl for hunting.
CPW has not released the name of the missing teen while the search continues.