Body pulled from lake at Shawnee Mission Park

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SHAWNEE, Kan. -- A death investigation is underway in Shawnee after crews pulled a body from the lake at Shawnee Mission Park near the marina Saturday.

Kayakers in the area called police around 1:30 p.m. after noticing the body.

Rescuers pulled the body from the lake just before 5 p.m.

Dozens of emergency vehicles were on the scene.

As law enforcement works to identify the victim, an autopsy will be performed.

The area of the lake near the marina is closed while the investigation is underway. There is no word on when it will reopen.

A couple who planned to get married at the marina Saturday had to change their venue when it turned into the scene of a death investigation.

 

A body was found in Shawnee Mission Park Saturday, April 8, 2017.

A body was found in Shawnee Mission Park Saturday, April 8, 2017.