Man drowns in private lake in eastern Kansas

August 09, 2018 - 6:59 pm

Officials say a man has drowned at a private lake in eastern Kansas.

The Kansas parks department reports Melvin Eugene Stierwalt, 55, of Kansas City, Kansas, drowned Wednesday at Tanglewood Lake near La Cygne.

Witnesses reported they saw Stierwalt jump off a platform but they later couldn't find him and called authorities.

Game wardens using sonar recovered his body about noon on Wednesday.

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