June 15, 2013

Man drowns at Longview Lake

Kansas City police have identified a person who drowned late Friday at Longview Lake.

Authorities identified a man Saturday who drowned at Longview Lake as Brett K. Baslee, 26, according to a Missouri Highway Patrol report.

The incident was reported at 11:55 p.m. Friday. Police got a call saying a group of friends had been swimming and drinking at Longview Lake. Someone reported to police that one of their friends who couldn’t swim appeared to have drowned.

The drowning occurred near the marina, the Highway Patrol report said. The Highway Patrol and Kansas City Fire Department used the marine division’s boat stored at the lake in an attempt to find the victim. Fire Department divers recovered the body just south of the boat ramp at 1:20 a.m. Saturday.

The death remains under investigation by Kansas City Police.

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