Kansas City emergency crews early Wednesday recovered the body of a man who drowned Tuesday night at Bales Lake in Blue Valley Park.
According to Kansas City police, the operation began about 9 p.m. in the lake near East 23rd Street and Topping Avenue.
Two people told police that they were with a third person who was playing with a remote-controlled boat when the boat stopped in the middle of the lake. Police said that the man operating the boat went into the lake to retrieve it but never returned.
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At 12:40 a.m., Officer Darin Snapp, a Kansas City police spokesman, wrote in an email that the man's body had been recovered from the lake at about 12:15.