Body of man swept into river while helping is recovered
May. 14, 2018
DE SOTO, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have found the body of a man who was swept away in the Kansas River while trying to rescue a young child.
Johnson County Sheriff's Office Lt. Paul Nonnast says 40-year-old Rogelio Paredes-Nino apparently drowned. His body was found around 9:45 a.m. Monday.
Nonnast says Paredes-Nino and another man tried to help after the child began to struggle around 5 p.m. Sunday at a boat ramp at Roverfest Park in De Soto. The city is about 25 miles (40.23 kilometers) west of Kansas City, Missouri.
Nonnast says one of the men was rescued a short time later and is hospitalized in stable condition. He says the child made it safely to shore. Crews searched for Paredes-Nino until darkness fell and resumed their efforts when it was light again.