Officials identify man who drowned at Blue Springs Lake

A man found drowned at Blue Springs Lake last night has been identified as Nathan Scheib, 23, of Kansas City.

The incident happened about 11:30 p.m. about 70 yards from the auxiliary ramp.

According to the Missouri Water Patrol Scheib was walking out in the lake when he started thrashing around in the water. A witness saw him and swam out to help. The witness grabbed hold of Scheib but both of them started to go under.

The witness then resurfaced but was not to again grab hold of Scheib, who disappeared beneath the water. Lee’s Summit Water Rescue recovered the body just before 2 a.m. this morning.