Junction City Man Drowns At Milford Lake

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A 47-year old-Junction City man has been identified as the victim of a drowning in Milford Lake this past weekend.

James Struthers reportedly fell off a boat Friday night shortly before 10:30 near the Milford Boat Ramp.

Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf tells KMAN his department, as well as Wildlife and Parks and the Milford Corps¬† of Engineers responded to the initial 911 call at 10:20 Friday night, and originally searched until about three a.m. Saturday. The search resumed at daylight Saturday– and through Sunday–with the body discovered Monday morning at 7:20.

The body was found just to the northeast of the Milford Boat Ramp.

Sheriff Wolf indicates alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor.