Searchers find body in lake believed to be Gardner man

February 22, 2017 - 1:07 pm
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BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says searchers have recovered what is believed to be the body of a Gardner man, 18, who has been missing since Saturday.

The office said in a news release a body was found Wednesday afternoon in the Douglas County State Fishing Lake near Baldwin City.

Authorities are awaiting confirmation from the coroner but the sheriff's office said in a news release that searchers believe it is the body of Cameron Kirchner.

Kirchner has been missing since his boat capsized at the lake Saturday night. A boy, 17, with Kirchner was able to swim to shore but Kirchner did not resurface.

It is not yet clear what caused the boat to capsize. The boat was recovered on Monday.
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