Loveland man, 72, dies after boat capsizes in southwestern Colorado's Blue Mesa Reservoir

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MONTROSE, Colorado — Officials say a 72-year-old Loveland man died after his small boat capsized in southwestern Colorado's Blue Mesa Reservoir.

The Montrose Daily Press reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1snbMDv ) the man and a friend were tossed into the choppy water while fishing Thursday. The National Park Service says both men managed to make it to shore, but the 72-year-old immediately collapsed.

Bystanders and rangers performed CPR until emergency crews from Gunnison arrived.

The man's name has not been released.


Information from: The Montrose Daily Press, http://www.montrosepress.com

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