Goshen County Sheriff's Office

Deputies with the Goshen County Sheriff’s Office found the body of a missing Torrington man Saturday at Hawk Springs Reservoir.

James Nelson, 53, was boating on the reservoir Sept. 14 when he went missing. The person who called authorities said they believed a boater had drowned.

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Members of Capital City Canine Search and Rescue of Cheyenne were conducting training exercises when they saw Nelson’s body.

Several other agencies assisted in the search for Nelson, including the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department Water Rescue Team, Hawk Springs Volunteer Fire Department, LaGrange Volunteer Fire Department, Wyoming State Parks, Wyoming Game and Fish, Scottsbluff Fire Department, Gering Fire Department and Minatare/Melbeta Fire Department.

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Contact Lillian Schrock at 307-266-0574 or at lillian.schrock@trib.com. Follow her on Twitter @lillieschrock.


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