Body of 46-year-old Topeka man recovered in Kansas lake

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A drowning investigation is underway at Perry Lake in Kansas.

TOPEKA, Kan. — Authorities have recovered the body of a Topeka man thought to have drowned while sailboating alone on an eastern Kansas lake.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the body of 46-year-old Jeff Miller was found at 7:15 a.m. Saturday at the northeast part of Lake Perry, west of Longview Park.

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig says the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism was called around 5:45 p.m. Friday to search for Miller, who was last seen around 3:30 p.m. on his 26-foot sailboat.

The department and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers search until about midnight, then resumed the search at 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Herrig says his department was working with the Wildlife Department to investigate the death.

Perry Lake is approximately 65 miles west of Kansas City.