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Monday, April 21, 2008

Canoeist missing in Kansas River

Associated Press

EUDORA, Kan. - Searchers plan to continue looking in the Kansas River Monday morning where a man has been missing since his canoe flipped over during a weekend outing with friends.

Authorities say 26-year-old Shaun Shaw of De Soto, Kan., was canoeing with two friends near Eudora Saturday when his canoe overturned at around 6 p.m. His companions ran to a nearby home to summon help.
By Sunday afternoon, Douglas County sheriff's deputies said it appeared the operation had become a recovery instead of a rescue. Searchers walked the shoreline while rescuers in helicopters and boats also tried to find the canoeist.

Shaw disappeared in eight to 10 feet of water about 1 mile from the Johnson and Leavenworth county lines.

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