MELVERN, Kan. - Authorities in eastern Kansas say a man who drowned at Melvern Lake over the weekend had been scuba diving.
The victim was identified Tuesday as Vincent Rice, 37, of Melvern. The Osage County sheriff's office is calling the death an accidental drowning, but more details are expected after an autopsy.
Rescue crews were called around 4:00 p.m. Sunday to the Coeur D'Alene swimming beach at the eastern end of the sprawling lake after Rice failed to surface. His body was recovered about five hours later following a search by several agencies.