UPDATE: Search suspended for student believed to have drowned

The Tuttle Creek Dam impounds Tuttle Creek Lake, which serves as a water reservoir. One of the biggest issues Tuttle Creek Lake faces is sedimentation. (File Photo by George Walker | The Collegian)

Search crews temporarily called off efforts on Monday to recover the body of a drowned Kansas State student from Tuttle Creek Lake.

According to KSNT, the search was suspended due to “strong winds and safety concerns.” The search will resume Tuesday, weather permitting.

Rescue crews responded to a report of a kayaker in distress in “rough water conditions” around 3 p.m. Saturday, according to the Manhattan Fire Department.

However, the individual did not survive. The Riley County Police Department identified the victim as Anthony Berg, 21, of Stillwell, Kansas. Berg was a junior in chemical engineering.

The Collegian will update this story as more information becomes available.

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