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Great Bend Man Drowns at Wilson Lake Monday

DrowningA Great Bend man drowned at Wilson Lake Monday afternoon.

According to a press release from Russell County Sheriff Fred Whitman, on June 29 at or near 4:03 PM, Russell County Dispatch received a 911 call of a possible drowning at the Lucas Swim Beach at Wilson Lake in Russell County.

The Russell County Sheriff's Office, Russell County EMS, Dorrance Fire Department, Lucas Fire Department, US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and Kansas Highway Patrol Aircraft responded to the scene.

After a thorough search of the area, a body was located by boat sonar under the water.

A diver was dispatched to recover the body.

At or near 5:41 PM, 45-year-old Clarence Edward Flores of Great Bend was recovered.

Next of kin for Flores has been notified and an autopsy is scheduled.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank all first responders and good samaritans for their work in the recovery of Flores and to keep his family in their thoughts and prayers during this trying time.

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