Teen’s body recovered from SE Kan. river

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INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) — The second of two teenagers who disappeared in a southeast Kansas river has been found dead.

The Montgomery County sheriff’s office says crews recovered the body of 16-year-old Steven Whittley in the Verdigris (VUR’-dih-grihs) River shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday.

KSNW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/17JpnbW ) Whittley and 16-year-old Bo Miesner were swept beneath a low-water dam near Coffeyville while swimming Wednesday evening.

Whittley dove into the water to try to save his friend but was also pulled under. Rescuers arrived in time to pull Miesner from the river, but he died at a Wichita hospital.

Both boys were from Independence.

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Information from: KSNW-TV.

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