Boat capsizes on Kansas' Lake Shawnee

September 03, 2018 - 8:26 pm

Everyone has been accounted for after a sailboat capsized on Lake Shawnee Monday afternoon.

Shawnee County Sheriff's and Shawnee Heights Fire officials responded to an area of Shawnee lake near West Edge Road after receiving several 911 calls about the capsized boat.

A witness to the event say it was frightening. According to officials, there were four people on board when the accident happened.  Members of the Shawnee Co. Parks + Wildlife helped raise the boat and tow it to shore.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Winds were heavy near the lake Monday afternoon, but officials have not said what they believe caused the boat to tip over.

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