Scuba diver drowns in eastern Kansas lake

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MELVERN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Kansas say a man who drowned at Melvern Lake over the weekend had been scuba diving.

The victim was identified Tuesday as 37-year-old Vincent Rice, of Melvern. The Osage County sheriff’s office is calling the death an accidental drowning, but more details are expected after an autopsy.

Rescue crews were called around 4 p.m. Sunday to the Coeur D’Alene swimming beach at the eastern end of the sprawling lake after Rice failed to surface. His body was recovered about five hours later following a search by several agencies.

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