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Missouri State Highway Patrol identifies drowning victim at Longview Lake

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-12 17:12:52-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol and other area authorities recovered the body of a drowning victim at Longview Lake.

MSHP said it was notified around 9:45 a.m. Thursday of the drowning.

Sgt. Bill Lowe told KSHB 41 News a man, identified as 38-year-old Christopher Foster of Raymore, entered the water just east of the marina and did not resurface.

MSHP said Foster and one other man, went into the lake from a pontoon boat to help two children, Foster's kids, who were already in the water and had strayed a little too far.

The kids had life jackets on and were retrieved, but Foster did not come up.

Around 2 p.m., KSHB 41 News crews on the scene reported searchers had recovered Foster's body.

Kansas City, Missouri, and Lee's Summit, Missouri, rescue crews are assisting the effort.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.