Swimmer’s body found after hours of searching at Clinton Lake

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Post last updated at 10:10 p.m. Saturday:

After an hourslong search Saturday, a swimmer’s body was found in Clinton Lake.

The swimmer was reported missing at Saturday afternoon, and a search effort continued for several hours into the evening.


“No further information is available at this time, pending notification of his family,” George Diepenbrock, spokesperson for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, said via email. “The Sheriff’s Office offers condolences to his family and friends and thanks all responding agencies who assisted this afternoon.”

A game warden with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks responded around 3:15 p.m. Saturday to help find a man who was swimming on the southeast side of Clinton Lake. The man had been on the lake with friends on a sailboat, Diepenbrock said.

DGSO had boats involved in the search, along with first responders from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical, Consolidated Fire District No. 1 of Douglas County, the Lawrence Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol, Diepenbrock said.

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August Rudisell/Lawrence Times Medics stand by during a search at Clinton Lake Marina, Saturday, July 16, 2022.
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