KS: Victims of drowning identified
Victims of drowning identified
Search continues for drowned boy after hunting trip turns tragic
COFFEY COUNTY, Kansas -- The Coffey County Sheriff's Office continues to
search for a missing 11-year-old boy who is presumed to have drowned, along
with his father and uncle, in a boating accident Saturday at John Redmond
Reservoir outside Burlington in Coffey County.
The sheriff says the victims are Jason Allen Jenkins, 40, Jeremy Gene
Jenkins, 11, and Clinton Calvin Dean Yeager, 22.
The three died after their boat capsized while the family was duck
"It's definitely, definitely something that's going to be tough for
everybody down here," said volunteer Nick Bess. He was one of dozens of
volunteers on boats and ATVs who spent Sunday searching for the boy's body.
"It's something that needs to be done," said volunteer Gary Smith.
"There's no closure on it until there is."
The boat capsized around noon on Saturday.
The bodies of the boy's father and uncle were found along the shoreline
of the reservoir along with debris from the boat.
Authorities say the search for the boy will continue until his body his
"I don't think there's going to be any quit in us," said Coffey County
Sheriff Randy Rogers. "We're going to stay with it as long as feasible and
as long as we believe we're making some headway because I’d like to think
someone would do it if it was my child. We're going to work as hard as we
can and as diligently as we can."
On Monday, the sheriff said searchers will utilize side scan sonar in an
effort to find the child
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