WPR News
8:33 am
Mon July 2, 2007

Three Bodies Recovered From Reservoir

Laramie, WY –
Mack Doust, Skip Lords and Rick Nelson disappeared on December 31st, 1995, after they took a boat out to fish on the part of the reservoir known as Holmes Crossing.

Searchers looked for the men off and on for about four months, but poor conditions often interrupted the searches. The last search was called off in late April 1996.

But earlier this year, their bodies were spotted during a dive training exercise. Local, state and federal officials returned to the site, in about 130 feet of water about one mile northeast of the Holmes Crossing boat ramp, and recovered the bodies late last month.

Autopsies showed that the men died of a combination of hypothermia and drowning.

No foul play is suspected.