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Missing Seminarian Found Dead in River

WICHITA, Kan. (CNS) – Law enforcement officials in Wichita announced that a body found some days earlier in the Arkansas River near one of the city’s park was the body of Brian Bergkamp, a seminarian from the Diocese of Wichita.

The Wichita Eagle Daily newspaper reported that a fisherman had spotted a piece of life vest floating in the water with a rosary attached to it. That discovery led to finding the body. The coroner confirmed it was Bergkamp, who was studying for the Kansas diocese at a Maryland seminary, had been missing since he saved the life of a woman who fell into the Arkansas River July 9.

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