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UPDATE: Search continues for 2 missing people at Lake Pueblo

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PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - Lake Pueblo State Park officials are still searching for two missing people.

Kimberlie Temple, 57, and Frank Montoya, 61, were last seen launching a boat from the south boat ramp at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to park operations manager, Brian Kerrigan.

Temple's brother called to report Temple missing around midnight on Saturday, as she never returned home.

"Shock, absolute shock," Gail Rodosevich said.

Temple is Rodosevich's niece.

"Very worried about my sister and her husband, of course." Rodosevich said, "knowing what kind of shock that would have been to them."

Temple and her friend Montoya set out on a fishing adventure on Saturday morning.

"(She) loved to fish and loved the mountains," Rodosevich said.

The pair was last seen launching a 17-foot Striker boat at the south ramp; by Sunday night, family members became worried.

"When I had found out that they'd been searching that long and they haven't found anything at all and her cellphone was in the truck, then the concern level goes up," Rodosevich said.

The truck and trailer were found in a nearby parking lot. Rodosevich said Temple put safety first.

"She wasn't real fond of going out on the water without it, so I'm hoping she had a life vest," Rodosevich said.

Officials at Lake Pueblo State Park say it's going to take some time to get a full, in-depth search done, as there's a lot of coves on the lake and more than 50 miles of shoreline.

"We're working off various leads we have obtained from potential witnesses that may have been on the lake at the time," Kerrigan said.

Kerrigan says strong winds on Saturday could be a factor.

"To my knowledge, we haven't had a situation like this at Lake Pueblo State Park," Kerrigan said.

Rodosevich said the family is still holding out hope.

"I think that's really important to the family to know what happened and to find her," Rodosevich said.

Crews are set to continue searching through the end of the day Monday. So far no other agencies are involved, but the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office and Pueblo Police Department could start assisting as early as Tuesday.


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