UPDATE: Body Of Missing Kayaker Recovered At Kanopolis Lake

By: Dave Grant Email
By: Dave Grant Email

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June 14, 2013

The body of a missing kayaker has been recovered at Kanopolis Lake.

Ellsworth County Sheriff Tracy Ploutz said the body of Derrick
Wheeler, 18, washed ashore and was discovered around 8:00 a.m.
Wheeler was from Salina.

Wheeler and two other teens were camping and decided to go kayaking between 1:00 and 2:00 a.m. Tuesday. One of the kayaks overturned.

The other teens went to help and all three kayaks flipped. Two of the teens were able to make it back to shore.


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