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UPDATE: Search suspended as crews work to recover body of paddle-boarder in the Rampart Reservoir

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (KRDO) -- UPDATE: Recovery operations were suspended at sundown Sunday. CSFD says they will resume efforts at sunrise Monday. In the meantime, watercraft usage will be on pause at Rampart Reservoir as recovery operations continue.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department confirmed that they are trying to recover the body of a paddleboarder who fell in the Rampart Reservoir Sunday afternoon and did not come back up.

The call came in around 2:40 p.m. on Sunday. After an hour or so, the mission switched from a rescue operation to a recovery effort. As of 4:30 p.m., divers were getting their equipment and working to find the missing person.

CSFD said this is a somber reminder to always wear your life jacket when you leave shore.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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