Crews recover body in search for missing boater at Hillsdale Lake

MIAMI COUNTY, Kan. - Crews have located a body while searching for a man who went overboard while boating Saturday at Hillsdale Lake.

Between 30 and 35 rescuers and divers from 10 different agencies had been searching the lake that expands to both Miami and Johnson counties in Kansas.

The call came in Saturday around 3:30 p.m. Once officers arrived on the scene, they found two children alone inside a boat, claiming their dad was missing. The children were wearing life jackets; however early reports indicate the man was not.

"We were able to give this family the beginning of some closure," said Roger Larison, Battalion Chief of the Johnson County Fire District 2.

No other details, including the man’s identity have been released at this time.

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