Shawnee Co. Sheriff: 52-year-old man drowns in lake north of Topeka

Emergency responders locate body of man who drowned in pond north of Topeka, July 21, 2015

TOPEKA (KSNT) — The body of a 52-year-old man was recovered from a lake north of Topeka just before 7:00 Tuesday night.

Emergency workers were called to the scene on reports the man had gone under the surface of the lake near the 8800 block of NW Topeka Blvd. Witnesses didn’t see him surface and called 911.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office was supported by the Soldier Fire Department in the effort to locate the man at the bottom of a nearby pond.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The victim was identified Wednesday morning as 52-year-old Marty P. Artzer of Topeka.

The sheriff’s office is investigating this as an accidental drowning.



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