Lake Granby yields body of Chris Mullinex
July 9, 2015
The body of Christopher Mullinex was recovered from Lake Granby Monday afternoon, July 6.
Sheriff Brett Schroetlin made the announcement at 1:07 p.m.
"We are thankful for all of the responding partner agencies who were able to complete this mission. This is a necessary step forward for the family and the grieving process "said Sheriff Schroetlin. "Our sincere condolences and thoughts are with the family and the local community who are experiencing this tragedy."
Mullinex, 31, was a resident of Grand Lake. On Friday afternoon Mullinex was on a pontoon boat on Lake Granby. At approximately 1:50 p.m. Mullinex was in the water and went under the surface and never reappeared. Grand County 9-1-1 was notified at 2:17 p.m. First responders, including civilian boats and those provided by Indian Peaks and the U.S. Forest Service, were on scene by 2:31 p.m. searching for Mullinex. Colorado Parks and Wildlife provided a SONAR boat for the search efforts that went into use on Lake Granby Friday evening. The initial responding agencies included Grand County Sheriff, Grand County EMS, US Forest Service, and Grand Fire.
After initial search efforts Friday were unsuccessful authorities transitioned from a response to a recovery mission. Search efforts continued throughout Saturday and Sunday. A point of interest was located Sunday afternoon and was searched by a dive team from Summit County but yielded no results.
Monday morning an additional boat and SONAR team was deployed by Summit Water Dive Team to aid in the recovery.