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First week of July turns tragic

Four people perish in Kansas waters over the four-day July 4 holiday

TOPEKA  – Each year, millions of people enjoy spending time at Kansas lakes and rivers and return home with happy memories to share with others. Sadly, outdoor fun turned fatal for five people who drowned in Kansas waters the first week of July – including four who perished over the extended July 4 holiday, one of whom was a Hoisington man, according to Maj. Dan Hesket, boating law administrator for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
This brings the number of people who have been fatally injured or drowned in Kansas lakes, ponds and rivers so far this year to ...

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