29-year-old Kansas man drowns

(AP) — A 29-year-old Wichita man has drowned while trying to retrieve a boat at El Dorado Lake.El Dorado Lake

Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet says a dive team used sonar equipment to find the man’s body about 6:30 p.m. Friday. The man’s body was found about 100 feet from the shore in water almost 20 feet deep.

The man’s name wasn’t immediately released.

Herzet said the man apparently stepped off an underwater ledge into deep water when he went to retrieve a boat that had drifted from the shore. The man wasn’t wearing a life jacket and apparently couldn’t swim well. The man never made it to the boat.

The man and his family had been camping at the lake with his boss and his boss’s wife.


  • not inconsiderate….just advice

    my heart goes out the loved ones who lost this young man, but please people….learn how to swim or STAY OUT OF THE WATER!!!

    • Uncle Thomas

      …or what is referred to in Kansas as open water…use a darn LIFE jacket!