Skip to comments.Missing Hunter Ryan Kennedy’s Body Recovered
Posted on 05/07/2020 8:55:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Lake Meredith park rangers have reported the body recovered from the bottom of Lake Meredith on May 6, 2020 is identified as Ryan Kennedy.
Kennedy had been missing since December 15, 2019 when he was attempting to cross the lake after a successful hunting trip.
Lake Meredith National Recreation Superintendent, Eric Smith said Kennedys body was ultimately found with sonar after searchers found his boat a little more than two weeks ago.
On Friday, May 1, Lake Meredith staff said they found and recovered a backpack and rifle adjacent to where the boat was found. The backpack and rifle were confirmed as belonging to Kennedy.
With a narrowed search area and a crew that wouldnt stop looking, they found Kennedy.
The search lasted 143 days.
For us, for the family, it was just a long process because we really didnt have a good point last seen. Where we found the boat a couple of weeks ago and then ended up finding the body in the same area is just a little over two miles from where we found his stuff floating that first morning when we were searching.
Smith said the medical examiners office identified the body as Kennedy and his preliminary cause of death was drowning.
Smith would like to thank all who assisted in the search and recovery of Ryan Kennedy and his belongings. This has been a long frustrating search for all involved and difficult for Mr. Kennedys family. I am happy that the family will finally be able to have some level of closure.
Smith also said Lake Meredith has been busy lately and he is taking this time to remind everyone about water safety.
Take precautions when youre recreating around the water because accidents can happen so fast. Wear a personal flotation device, dont just have it in the boat with you. It can mean the difference between life and death.
Where the hell is the lake?
Reporting station is out of Amarillo, TX.
Thanks, I figured it was someone posting a public service message and posting clickbait for a tv station.
I put the state in the key words. Always check the keywords.
So you just post a half assed post. So people can look for crap?
Lighten up. People who post here are not “professionals.” They are just every day people, trying to do their best to inform other people what is going on in the world.
If you clicked on his source link, you would have seen Amarillo first thing.
I appreciate him updating a story I read about here.
Okay. Half assed post okay. Thanks.
*sigh* Another Kennedy tragedy ...
Dont know who this is PPE where it is
Pretty big lake. Strange that he would just boat off and leave his rifle behind. I'd be afraid someone would steal it. R.I.P.
I was checking out the area online and there's some nice hefty mule deer up there. Great hunting grounds.
Ryan, I think you got that ‘tragic boating accident’ concept a little backward.
The firearms were supposed to be at the bottom of the lake, not the owner
Well, R.I.P. anyway, buddy
Interesting profile of said lake. Common enough but still interesting.
In before the cause of death is listed as Covid 19.
RIP. Prayers for him and his family.
Who post this stuff without location info?
I was gonna ask about his age...figuring he was elderly.
Elderly he wasn’t. Sad.
It’s right by Fritch. I grew up there. Smack dab in the middle of the Texas Panhandle, near Amarillo.
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