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Body of Overland Park kayaker recovered from Nest Lake in Minnesota

Shane White
Posted at 6:16 PM, May 13, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-14 13:47:02-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The body of an Overland Park man was recovered Tuesday morning from the southwest side of Nest Lake in Minnesota, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities identified the man as Shane White, 39, the kayaker who disappeared over the weekend at the lake.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office responded to the lake around 10:30 a.m. Sunday on reports of an overdue kayaker.

Deputies learned White left alone in a kayak from a vacation rental at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.

When White failed to return, authorities began an open water and shoreline search.

By 1:15 p.m. Sunday, authorities had located the kayak White left in. He was not with the kayak.

The body was located by divers Tuesday morning 264 yards from the shore. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Anoka will perform an autopsy and work to provide a positive identification, per the sheriff's office.

Investigation into the incident is ongoing.