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KC emergency crews recover body of man who drowned in Bales Lake

Emergency crews on the scene of a water rescue after a man reportedly drowned Tuesday night at Bales Lake in Blue Valley Park.
Emergency crews on the scene of a water rescue after a man reportedly drowned Tuesday night at Bales Lake in Blue Valley Park. tporter@kcstar.com

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.

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.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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