PUBELO, Colo — Colorado Parks and Wildlife Rangers have reported the discovery of a man’s body in Lake Pueblo Tuesday morning.
The Pueblo County Coroner has identified that man as 30-year-old Joshua Prindle. An autopsy has been scheduled.
The rangers say after an all night search, the body was recovered near the spot where a boat capsized with 13 people aboard on Sunday evening.
The name of the woman killed during the holiday weekend crash was released earlier. She’s been identified as 38-year-old Jessica Prindle, Joshua’s wife. A scheduled autopsy will determine the official cause of her death.
FOX21 obtained the following statement from Fort Carson:
The 4th Infantry Division and Fort Cason can confirm that an Army Soldier and his spouse were involved in the tragic boating incident at Lake Pueblo this weekend. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family as we continue to work with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department.
CPW’s Marine Evidence Recovery Team said the body was located in 107 feet of water along the north shore of Lake Pueblo State Park.
“Our MERT team worked all night and around 5:45 a.m. we located a victim,” said Joe Stadterman, park manager at Lake Pueblo and MERT team member. “This is a tragic loss of life. And it underscores the importance of being extremely careful around the water.”
The Prindle’s family released a statement on Tuesday:
“Josh and Jessica will be truly missed, they both were devoted parents and loved life and wanted to give their kids the world. Josh put others first before himself and he lived for his family, God, and country. He lived for being a soldier. If there was ever one person that lived for what it means to be a soldier, it would be Josh.”
– Cory Prindle
If you would like to help the Prindle family, there is a GoFundMe page created.