UPDATE: Authorities identify Kansas man who died in boating accident

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man is dead after a boat carrying him and two other people capsized on Tuttle Creek Lake near Manhattan, Kansas.

KMAN-AM reports two men and a woman were in the 14-foot fishing boat when it capsized just after 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon near the mouth of Tuttle Cove. A nearby fisherman pulled a man and the woman out of the water, but couldn't get to the third.

The body of 25-year-old Junction City resident Matthew Mann was recovered from the lake at 10:25 p.m. after he was located with the help of sonar. The other two were treated at an area hospital and released.

None of the people on the boat was wearing a life jacket.


Previous WIBW story:

Search efforts are underway for a missing person after a boat capsized near Tuttle Creek Lake in Manhattan has now turned into a recovery operation.

Emergency crews are searching for a man in his 20's after Riley County police officers say a small sail boat capsized this afternoon in Tuttle Cove around 3 p.m.

Two other passengers were rescued from the lake, with one woman transported to Mercy Regional.

Officers believe none of the passengers were wearing life-jackets when the incident occurred.

Mission Township water search and rescue is assisting in the effort.


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