13-year-old boy drowns in Kansas river

KAKE – April 29, 2015

A teenage boy has drowned in an area river.

At about 6 p.m. Tuesday, emergency crews responded to the report of a possible drowning in the Neosho River near Kelley Park in Burlington Kansas. That’s in Coffey County.

Numerous agencies including the Kansas Highway Patrol, Wildlife and Parks, EagleMed, Burlington Police, Coffey County sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, EMS and Water Rescue responded and began searching for a victim.

About an hour later, a teenager was located in the water. He did not survive.

He’s been identified as 13-year-old Matthew Edwards, but his hometown was not released.

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