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Autopsy: Leawood man pulled from Hillsdale Lake drowned

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Mark Selbee was at the lake over the weekend with his two children when he went underwater and never resurfaced. Mark Selbee was at the lake over the weekend with his two children when he went underwater and never resurfaced.
PAOLA, KS (KCTV) -

Preliminary autopsy results for a 45-year-old Leawood man whose body was recovered from Hillsdale Lake indicate he died from drowning.

Mark Selbee was at the lake over the weekend with his two children when he went underwater and never resurfaced.

Someone who saw two young children alone on the boat near the Hillsdale Point boat ramp area called for help at 4:12 p.m. Saturday.

The children told first responders that their dad dove into the water to retrieve part of a water gun they were playing with.

Selbee was said to have swam a short distance and turned around to come back to the boat, when his head went under water and he did not return. He did not have a life vest on.

The boat, described as a 21-foot Crown Line, was approximately 400 yards from the shoreline.

Selbee's body was recovered at 6:35 p.m. Sunday from the lake in Miami and Johnson counties. It took crews 36 hours to locate his body.

His body was in approximately 25 feet of water, authorities said.

Friends of Selbee say he was a devoted family man and respected kickboxer.

Selbee won four championships with the International Kickboxing Federation between 2002 and 2006, when he retired from competition.

A celebration of Selbee's life is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon Friday at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood.

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