Police identify man who drowned in Little Arkansas River

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WICHITA, Kansas — Wichita police have identified the man pulled from the Little Arkansas River Sunday afternoon.

Kenneth Zabienski, 38, is the man who jumped in the river Thursday night after he failed a field sobriety test and ran from police.

Police received a call after a jogger and another person in the area discovered the man’s body.

“I was out jogging,” said Michael Kanpick. “I just saw the top of the head.”

Michael Kanpick recounted what he saw to investigators.

Kanpick tells KSN News he thought it could have been a body, but wanted to be certain that he wasn’t being fooled.

“I started throwing sticks at it to see it would move and noticed the ears,” said Kanpick. “That’s when this lady here came around, and we checked it out together and called the lady.”

Kelly Hogan is the lady who made that 911 call.

“It was pretty disturbing. I mean I figured it was the guy they were looking for on Friday night.”


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