Law enforcement authorities, emergency personnel and Milford State Park officials responded to a potential drowning call at Milford lake Thursday afternoon. But after responding and investigating there was good news, a drowning did not occur.
Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf said the 911 call on the potential drowning off the Eagle Ridge area in the State park area came in during the 1:30 – 1:45 p.m. time frame.
Authorities located some people who had gotten caught in the thunderstorm that was moving through the area. “And their boat got blown into the beach down there. One of the individuals fell out. ”
When they separated and moved away from the boat to get up on the shoreline they lost eye contact with the individual who fell in the water. “However he came wandering up shortly after Deputies responded to the scene. So there was no drowning, thank goodness, but there were six individuals that were in the boat.”
Wolf said the person who had fallen into the water had fallen on the opposite side of the boat from the others so they could not see him.
Emergency Management confirmed the people on the boat ranged from youth to adult.