Local dies in drowning accident

Staff Writer

A Pagosa Springs native drowned in a work-related accident late Thursday morning.

Jose Elesio Martinez, better known as JoJo, in his early 50s, was working at a small, private lake off of Perry Drive northwest of Pagosa Springs when the incident occurred.

Martinez worked for the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District.

An investigation into the incident is continuing.

For more information, see next week’s issue of The SUN.


This story was posted on May 1, 2014.

One Response to Local dies in drowning accident

  1. lupe rivas

    May 8, 2014 at 9:19 am

    JoJo was a great person. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him well. My prayers go out to the family as they are dear friends of mine.