Miami County searching for person who fell into Hillsdale Lake, did not resurface

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MIAMI COUNTY, Kan. — Miami County and other nearby rescue crews are searching for a person who fell into Hillsdale Lake and did not resurface. 

The Miami County Sheriff’s Office said first responders were called to the Marysville boat ramp at Hillsdale Lake, near 253rd Street and Orleans Road, around 5:30 p.m.

A witness said a person fell out of a boat while attempting to tie off and didn’t come back up.

Dive teams from Osawatomie Fire Department, Johnson County Fire District #2 and the Overland Park Police Department searched the area for several hours Tuesday night. Crews eventually turned their focus to recovery, but by 9:30 p.m. they suspended their efforts. 

The search continued Wednesday morning. Officials have not given any word on if they have found anything.

The boat ramp and water immediately surrounding it are closed to the public until further notice.

The name of the person who fell in is not being released at this time. The Miami County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.



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