2 missing boaters recovered from Neosho River

BURLINGTON, Kan. (KSNT) – UPDATE: The sheriff posted again on Facebook stating that the search was indeed resumed this morning. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers left the gates at the John Redmond Reservoir shut overnight, he said, which reduced water levels in the river.

The sheriff said that shortly after beginning their search again, an officer with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks found the missing boater.

Authorities should be providing additional information and names to the public later today.

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The Coffey County Sheriff’s Office is leading a recovery effort after a boating accident that happened late Friday night on the Neosho River.

Emergency crews were called to Burlington after an accident was reported at the city dam.

Crews were in the river for several hours, then the sheriff posted to social media just after 11 p.m. with bad news. One of the two people on the boat was missing and presumed dead. The other person is alive and was rescued, however.

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Recovery efforts were called off early Saturday morning. They are expected to start again during the day.

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