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Man drowned at Houston Lake in Platte County on June 26, sheriff says

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Jul 02, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man drowned at the Houston Lake in Southern Platte County last week, the Platte County Sheriff's Office said.

On June 26, deputies responded to the lake and found a man unresponsive floating in the water near a dock.

He was removed from the water and transported to North Kansas City Hospital where staff declared him dead.

The victim was identified as 52-year-old Eric. L Stephens, a resident of Houston Lake, Missouri.

No word on what led to the drowning.

The investigation continues, but foul play isn't suspected at this time.