The second of a pair of horses that disappeared after flash flooding inundated a pasture in south Overland Park was found dead Monday in the Blue River.
Owner Sherra Schuck said she and her teenage daughter ventured into the riverside brush near Metcalf Avenue and discovered Agapey, Schuck’s 17-year-old quarter horse.
On Saturday, friends in kayaks found the body of 31-year-old Lytia, a white Arabian, just upstream.
“Lytia was found west of Metcalf, and Agapey was east of Metcalf,” Schuck, of Prairie Village, said of the horses she had owned since they were young.
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Floodwaters from Wolf Creek on Thursday morning put the horses’ open barn and pasture under as much as 10 feet of water near U.S. 69 and 179th Street. A subsequent search drew several volunteers and the free help of companies that provided drone cameras and tow services and sent employees to inspect waterways.
“There were complete strangers who stepped up to help,” Schuck said. “The Facebook posts and emails to me have been amazing.”