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Kansas Man Drowns in Kayak-Related Accident at Kanopolis State Lake


ELLSWORTH COUNTY, Kan. – Authorities are investigating the drowning of a Kansas man Sunday at Kanopolis State Lake. According to the Ellsworth County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of a potential kayak-related drowning Sunday just before 6:30 p.m.

Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray Marston said that the body of 47-year-old Brannon Curiel was recovered from the lake and was pronounced dead by the Ellsworth County Coroner.

Further details of the incident have not been released.