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.
Our water rescue team responded to Tuttle Creek Lake yesterday for a kayaker in distress in rough water conditions. Unfortunately the individual did not survive.https://t.co/eScRMQOAkf pic.twitter.com/TgsI0Mr4Zr
— Manhattan Fire (@ManhattanFD) March 4, 2018
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.
Recovery efforts to resume today after an apparent drowning at Tuttle Creek Lake on Saturday, March 3rd. pic.twitter.com/Y7ryQvzJfw
— RCPD (@RileyCountyPD) March 4, 2018
The Collegian will update this story as more information becomes available.