Sumner Lake site of search

Freedom New Mexico

Divers were searching Sumner Lake in De Baca County on Monday for the body of a man they believe drowned Sunday while jet skiing, according to a New Mexico State Police spokesperson.

Sgt. Andy Tingwell said witnesses told police a man appeared to be having trouble with his jet ski around midday Sunday when he went in the water and never came back up.

Tingwell said the man was not wearing a life vest and appeared to be riding alone.

He said as of 6 p.m. Monday he had not been informed of the identity of the missing man and whether victim’s family had been contacted.

He said he did not know in what section of the lake the accident occurred.