Body recovered after search for missing swimmer at Lake Afton

June 30, 2020 - 6:17 pm

Authorities have identified the body of a missing swimmer found in a Kansas lake. The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman says Zachariah Shepherd, 29, of Andover disappeared in the water around 2:00 a.m. Saturday as he tried to swim across the Lake Afton. 

Shepherd had been camping at the lake over the weekend.  The search began Saturday afternoon at the 258-acre man-made recreational lake in an area of Sedgwick County west of Wichita. His body was found around 1:20 a.m. Sunday.

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