Search called off for person reported in the Kansas River

Rescue crews called off the search for a person reportedly seen floating in the swollen Kansas River and clinging to a tree branch.

Emergency responders launched boats into the river after an initial report from a witness shortly before 6:30 p.m. Thursday who saw someone in the river while looking east from Interstate 435. When no one was found in the river the search was ended about 7: 40 p.m.