Body Recovered From Kansas River, 2nd This Week

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email
A boater discovered the body in the Douglas County lake Wednesday morning.

Kansas River

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Rescue crews have recovered a body from the Kansas River, for the second time this week.

At 10 a.m. this morning, a boater reported a possible body in the Kansas River near Burcham Park in Lawrence. Divers from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded, and the body was recovered a short time later.

Investigators have identified the man as 49-year-old Dwight Sexton, who is from the Lawrence area. A cause of death have not been determined, but foul play is not suspected. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

This is the second time this week a body has been recovered from the river. Last Saturday, a man who had been swimming went missing in the river near Kansas City, Kansas. Rescue crews searched the river throughout the weekend, and a body was recovered on Monday.

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