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Man drowned Monday after falling through ice on Shawnee Mission Park Lake

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Feb 06, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 21-year-old man drowned Monday after falling through ice on Shawnee Mission Park Lake

Crews pulled the man's body from the lake about 3:15 p.m., according to a Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department spokesperson.

The drowning victim's name has not been released.

The Lenexa Fire Department and the Overland Park Dive Team were both called around 10:20 a.m. to an area of the lake near the dog park area.

The parks and recreation department spokesperson said rescue crews entered the water shortly before 11 a.m. in an attempt to recover the body of the man.

"We are saddened to hear of this tragic event and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family,” said Executive Director Jeff Stewart of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Shawnee Mission Park is a 1,655-acre park located at 7900 Renner Road with a 120-acre lake, according to the parks and recreation department.

The 44-acre off-leash dog area has waterfront access.

The off-leash area is currently closed but will reopen later this evening.

This is a developing story and will be updated.