Fisherman finds body floating in Miami County lake; vehicle to be removed from water

A man’s body was pulled from Hillsdale Lake in Miami County Wednesday morning, according to the local sheriff’s office.

Deputies from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office were called to the lake about 9:45 a.m. after a fisherman reported seeking a body floating in the lake.

Deputies were joined by fire department personnel from south Johnson County. The body was pulled to shore at the Marysville boat ramp.

The sheriff’s office identified the man as Robert Masters, 63, of rural Hillsdale, Kansas.

Divers also found Masters’ car, a 2001 Hyundai, in the water. The car was towed from the lake.

The investigation continued. The sheriff’s office said no foul play was suspected.


How we did this story

The Star received a news release Wednesday morning from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. This story is based on that report, pending further information.

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