Investigation continues into drowning at Longview Lake

tporter@lsjournal.comJune 19, 2013 

The investigation continues in the drowning death of a Kansas City man at Longview Lake.

According to a Missouri Highway Patrol accident report, Brett K. Baslee, 26, of Kansas City, died June 14 after drowning near the Longview Lake Marina.

The Highway Patrol and Kansas City Fire Department personnel used the marine division’s boat stored at the lake in an attempt to find Baslee after an emergency call to report a drowning came in at 11:55 p.m. They were assisted by a Jackson County Park Ranger. 

Fire Department divers recovered Baslee’s body just south of the boat ramp at 1:20 a.m. June 15.

The cause of the drowning is still under investigation by the Kansas City Police Department.

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