Kingsville Teen Drowns

Date 2013/6/18 7:50:00 | Topic: News

Cass County Sheriff deputies say a Kingsville teen drowned while jet skiing on a lake Sunday afternoon.

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Upon arrival, deputies were told that the victim, identified as 17-year-old Kalen Littlefield, had been riding on a personal watercraft with another person, when it overturned and both fell off into the water.

While the operator was able to remount the vessel, Littlefield was unable to swim and quickly became overwhelmed.

The Lee's Summit Underwater Rescue Team responded to the drowning and pulled the victim’s body out of the water.

Investigators said neither of the riders were wearing a life jacket.

The drowning on Sunday was the third incident at a lake in the Kansas City region in the past eight days.



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