Man drowns at Milford Lake

Lake (KSN File Photo)
Lake (KSN File Photo)

JUNCTION CITY, Kansas – A man drowned Sunday at Milford Lake according to Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf.

The sheriff says a 65-year-old man went to retrieve a fishing pole.

He fell in and never resurfaced.

Wolf said the water in the area where the drowning occurred ranges anywhere from about six feet to 25-feet deep.

Side scan sonar and drag lines are being used by authorities to try and locate the victim’s body.

“Most of the area that we are searching in is a solid mud bottom. We have been getting targets on the side scan sonar that so far have turned out to be tree limbs, and stumps, and rocks,” said Wolf.

The sheriff says the name of the victim has not yet been released. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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