Saturday, June 22, 2019
Wichita man drowns on Elk River in Noel while attempting to rescue female swimmer
According to the Highway Patrol report, an unidentified female swimmer was swept underwater at the dam. Jacob T. Farley, 26, Wichita, Kansas, entered the water downstream to attempt a rescue.
The Noel Fire Department arrived and rescued the female swimmer with a throw rope, but Farley drowned.
McDonald County Coroner B J. Goodwin pronounced Farley dead at the scene at 7:55 p.m.
The drowning was the second for Highway Patrol Troop D in June and the fourth in 2019.