Man drowns in Linn County lake

LACYGNE, Kan. - A Kansas City man drowned in an eastern Kansas lake early Wednesday morning. 

The Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism says 55-year-old Melvin Stierwalt jumped off a swimming platform and disappeared. This happened at Tanglewood Lake, which is a private neighborhood lake in La Cynge. 

Rescuers started looking for Stierwalt before 1 a.m. Wednesday, but didn't find anything. Search efforts resumed at 8:30 a.m., and Stierwalt's body was found just after noon Wednesday. 

KDWPT officials are investigating the drowning.  

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