Man’s body recovered from Bessemer Ditch in eastern Pueblo County

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Members of the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Dive Team recover a man's body from the Bessemer Ditch in eastern Pueblo County Monday. Photo courtesy

A man’s body was recovered from the Bessemer Ditch in eastern Pueblo County Monday, according to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputies said the man’s body was found in waist-deep water in the ditch in the area of South Road and 23rd Lane. A passerby walking in the area spotted the body and called 911 around 11:45 a.m. 

The Pueblo County dive team successfully recovered the man’s body around 1:30 p.m.

Deputies said a preliminary investigation did not reveal any signs of trauma to the man’s body. The coroner’s office will determine how he died. 

The victim has not yet been identified. 

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