Authorities I.D. Drowning Victim From Melvern Lake

By: 13 News (Posted by Josh Mabry/Chelsey Moran)
By: 13 News (Posted by Josh Mabry/Chelsey Moran)

OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW)-- A body was pulled from Melvern Lake Sunday evening after reports of a possible drowning earlier in the day.

The Osage County Sheriffs Office was called to Coeur D'Alene swim beach just after 4 p.m. Sunday on reports of a possible drowning.

Officials from the Osage County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, Melvern Lake Corp of Engineers, Osage County Fire District # 3, Melvern, Osage County EMS, and Coffey County Water Resuce all searched the lake.

At approximately 8:40 p.m. a body was recovered from the water.

Osage County Sheriff's Officials have identified the body as that of 37-yera-old Vincent Rice of Melvern.

His drowning has been ruled accidental. No other details have been released.

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