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Busy Memorial Day Weekend For Game Wardens

KSAL StaffMay 27, 2015
Crews are searching Kanopolis Lake in central Kansas for a teenager who went missing while kayaking with friends

Game wardens were busy around Kansas over Memorial day weekend.

Law enforcement officers with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism were positioned around the state over the Memorial Day holiday weekend to help outdoor enthusiasts safely enjoy the Sunflower State’s reservoirs. According to the agency, in addition to enforcing wildlife laws and regulations, game wardens are responsible for enforcing boating laws and investigating boating-related accidents.

Wardens were busy on land, and on the water. Along with their normal duties, activity included among other things:

  • Wardens rescued two people who flipped a catamaran on Tuttle Creek.
  • Wardens assisted with a search for two missing people on the Kansas River late Saturday night.
  • A Warden confirmed a report of Zebra Mussels in Lake Miola.
  • A Warden investigated a deer poaching near Louisburg.

Overall wardens wrote a total of 66 warnings and citations for boating and fishing violations, assisted in two search and rescues, and helped four stranded boats.

There were no drowning deaths in Kansas over Memorial Day Weekend this year. In 2014, there were two.

 

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