May 2, 2020

Monday, May 4th UPDATE:

The kayaker has been identified as Jose Francisco Ramos, 21, of Fort Riley. Our condolences to his family and loved ones.

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9:30 PM UPDATE:

Emergency crews have recovered a body from the water. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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Several emergency crews are searching near the Tuttle Creek ORV Park for a missing 21-year-old man last seen kayaking with friends.

The Riley County Police Department emergency dispatch center received a call on Saturday, May 2nd around 2:05 p.m. reporting one person missing from a group of kayakers.

The Riley County Police Department, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Pottawatomie County Water Rescue Team, the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County Rural Fire District, Kansas Wildlife and Parks, and the Army Corps of Engineer Rangers all responded and are currently on scene.

Please avoid the area while emergency crews work to locate the young man.