Sheriff's office identifies man who drowned in FOP lake near Maize

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who drowned this week in a lake near Maize

Emergency crews were called around 10:45 a.m. Monday to the report of a submersion at the Fraternal Order of Police lake in the 6600 block of North Ridge Road, near 61st Street North.

Lt. Lin Dehning identified the man as 54-year-old William R. Ammons, Jr., of Wichita.

Ammons was fishing with friends Sunday evening, Lt. Dehning said, and stayed to fish by himself when his friends left. His family became worried after the man didn't return home Monday morning. 

Dehning said Ammons was not a law enforcement officer, but he had permission to be fishing at the FOP lake.  


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A lieutenant with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says a man has drowned after reportedly fishing in a private lake near Maize.  

Emergency crews were called around 10:45 a.m. to the report of a submersion in the 6600 block of North Ridge Road, near 61st Street North. Lt. Lin Dehning said family members found the 54-year-old man's body. 

The man had reportedly gone to fish at the lake late Sunday evening. Lt. Dehning said family became worried after the man didn't return home Monday morning. 

The man had been fishing from the bank, and his family told deputies it was normal for him to go fishing late at night.

Lt. Dehning said the man had permission to be there. His name was not released.