Authorities and rescue personnel spent part of Friday night searching for a male victim who drove a vehicle into the river at Kaw Point Park, police said.
The incident happened around 6:50 p.m. at the Kaw Point Park boat ramp in Kansas City, Kan., close to the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers.
Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office Capt. David Thaxton said a vehicle was seen going into the river. According to a tweet from Kansas City, Kan., Police Chief Terry Zeigler, a witness saw a male treading water.
“A male popped up, went down and they haven’t seen him since then,” Thaxton said.
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Rescue boats were seen searching the river for at least an hour. By 8:15 p.m., crews hadn’t found anything but continued looking.
No further information was released.