Man drowns in western Kansas pond, identified
SYRACUSE, Kan. — The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says a 23-year-old man drowned in a public pond near Syracuse.
The sheriff says the body of Joaquin Vazquez Hernandez, of Syracuse, was recovered from Sam’s Pond Tuesday evening, Aug. 13. The pond is located a mile south of Syracuse on Highway K-29.
Emergency responders were called about 2 p.m. Tuesday after Hernandez went underwater in the pond and didn’t resurface. His body was found before 6 p.m., with the help of sonar equipment.
KAKE-TV reports people near the pond tried unsuccessfully to rescue the man.