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Authorities find body of missing boater in Marion Reservoir

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Published: Jun. 30, 2019 at 5:25 PM CDT
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Update: Monday, July 1, 2019

Authorities have found the body of a missing boater in a central Kansas reservoir.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 49-year-old Steven Meyer, of Eudora, was found around 9:15 a.m. Monday in the Marion Reservoir.

He was reported missing around 1:20 a.m. Sunday. The release says his truck and boat trailer were found at the Marion Cove boat ramp. And his unoccupied boat was recovered just after 3 a.m. Sunday floating against trees along the north side of the Marion Reservoir.

The release says an autopsy is pending.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 46-year-old Eudora man after he went missing early Sunday morning at the Marion Reservoir.

The sheriff's office received a report of a missing boater around 1:20 a.m. The man's truck and boat trailer were found at the Marion Cove boat ramp.

Crews recovered the unoccupied boat at 3:07 a.m. floating against some trees along the north side of the reservoir near Nighthawk Rd.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office, boats from the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and a Kansas Highway Patrol aircraft are assisting in the search.

Search and rescue crews continue to search for the missing boater as of Sunday afternoon.

The family has asked for the name to be withheld.