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Crews recover body of teenage swimmer from small lake in Shawnee

Emergency rescue crews recovered the body of a missing teenage swimmer from a small lake in Shawnee Tuesday night, according to authorities.

Fire department crews and a dive team from Overland Park had been called to search for the teen after he was reported missing while swimming in a small lake in a subdivision near Johnson Drive and Widmer Road.

The teen had been reported missing about 8:30 p.m., said Shawnee Fire Marshal Corey Sands.

The teen had reportedly been swimming with a friend and was growing tired while trying to make it back to the edge of the lake. The friend left the water to retrieve something from a vehicle and returned to see the teen was missing.

Officials did not immediately identify the teen Tuesday night.

About 10 p.m., a dive team arrived from Overland Park to search under the water. Soon after, crews reported they had recovered the teen’s body.

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