50-year-old Gladstone man drowns near Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Mo. — Police say a 50-year-old Gladstone man drowned near Lexington, Missouri over the weekend.

Police said they got a call around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday with reports of a body being in the Missouri River near an area just west of Lexington.

Johnson County Fire District Water Rescue Team assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol with locating and recovering the body of the man.

Police identified the victim as Kevin J. Cardinal.

According to police Cardinal was not reported missing prior to being found. Police say his death does not appear to be suspicious, but they plan to do an autopsy.