May 15, 2024

Body of missing kayaker from Kansas found in Minnesota lake

Posted May 15, 2024 10:30 AM
Shane White- courtesy photo
Shane White- courtesy photo

KANDIYOHI COUNTY, Minnesota  —A body recovered from Nest Lake on Tuesday has been positively identified as 39-year-old Shane White from Overland Park, Kansas, according to a statement from the   Kandiyohi County Sheriff.  The sheriff's office released no additional details.

At 11:30p.m. Saturday, deputies learned that White  had left alone in a kayak from his vacation rental on the south side of Nest Lake and failed to return. An open water and shoreline search began shortly after deputies arrived and White's kayak was located by deputies at 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

The Sheriff's Office requested that property owners in the vicinity check shorelines and outbuildings for White.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Minnesota DNR, the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, New London Fire Department, New London Ambulance, Spicer Fire Department, Spicer First Responders, Sunburg Fire Department, the MN State Patrol and the Kandiyohi County Water Rescue and Recovery Team.