Beloit Native Drowns While Kayaking Waconda Lake Tuesday


The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office reports that a drowning occurred on Waconda Lake Tuesday evening.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, a call was received at approximately 5:52 p.m. Tuesday reporting a capsized kayak. Upon further investigation, assisted by sonar technology from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, the body of Ricardo Soto-Vasquez, 55, of Beloit was found at approximately 8:30 p.m. His body was located about 15 feet from shore.

Soto-Vazquez was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident.