Game Wardens Active Over Memorial Day Weekend


TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW)-- Enforcement Officers with the Kansas Department of Wildlife covered Kansas over the Holiday helping thousands safely enjoy the Sunflower State.

Unfortunately there was tragedy mixed with the fun as wardens were called to with searches for two drowning victims.

On Saturday, Mark Selbee, 45 of Leawood, drowned at Hilldsalr reservoir and was recovered Sunday.

On Sunday a 65 year old man drowned at Milford Reservoir. Relatives have been notified, however at the request of relatives, identification is being withheld until he has been recovered.

This is the holiday activity for 2014

Total boat accidents investigated: 1
Total boat accident fatalities: 0
Total boat accident injuries: 0
Drowning fatalities: 2
Search and rescue incidents: 10
Stranded boat assistance incidents: 17
Boating under the influence arrests: 1
Boating violation citations: 113
Boating violation warnings: 94
Fishing violation citations: 67
Fishing violation warnings: 17
Drug crime related arrests: 1
Other crime arrests: 28

Posted by Greg Palmer

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