Man drowns in Topeka creek trying to save dog, sheriff says

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A man drowned Friday trying to save his dog in a Topeka creek, according to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office.

On Friday Crews went to a 9:50 a.m. report of a man pulled underwater at 1820 Glick Road. The strong current pulled him under after he jumped in the creek to try and save his dog, according to emergency responders.

Another man on scene tried to get him out of the water, but was unable to reach him. Both the dog and the other man are unharmed.

Rescue crews spent hours on Friday and Saturday searching for his body of the drowned man. The Sheriff’s Department said they found him around 5:30 p.m and identified him as 32-year-old Cody Campbell.

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