Update: Man found from Cheney State Lake Saturday


CHENEY, Kan. (KSNW) — The body of a man missing at Cheney State Lake since Saturday was found Monday morning. He has been identified as Ty Freel, 48, of Wichita.

Several units from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks had been continuing to work the area as of Sunday.

They searched on land along the shoreline, in the water and in some areas by air for the missing man.

Further updates will be posted as soon as they become available.

First responders have been at Cheney State Lake Saturday looking for a person after the report of a swimmer or someone skiing went missing in the water.

The Reno County Sheriff’s Office says just after 3:30 Saturday afternoon at the M & M Point a person in the water could not be located.

Officials say they have found no trace of the person yet, but the search has continued. The South Hutchinson mobile command has been working with Sedgwick County fire, Haven EMS and police along with Cheney fire and the parks department.

Reno County sheriff’s officials say they have made attempts to locate the person without any success.

The sheriff’s office is reporting they know who the person may be and they also say efforts will reconvene in the morning to continue the search.

This is a developing story and KSN will continue to update as more information becomes available.

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