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Monday, August 1, 2016
#BreakingNews Dead Body of Seminarian Brian Bergkamp (age 24) found in Arkansas River...RIP
Wichita Police release a statement on Monday August 1 indicating that the body discovered last week in the Arkansas River is that of missing seminarian Brian Bergkamp. Bergkamp, 24, disappeared while kayaking on the Arkansas River on July 9. Bergkamp, was a student at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Maryland. He fell into the water while trying to help another kayaker who had fallen into the river.
Over one thousand people attended his memorial Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on July 18, 2016. “As you all know, Brian was a model seminarian, well on his way to embracing sacred orders,” said Wichita Bishop Carl Kemme, who celebrated the Mass. “In the short time that I have been here, he always impressed me and so many others by his dedication, his loyalty, his work ethic, but also by his worth; his innate sense of human.” A man fishing on the Arkansas River on Saturday discovered half of a life vest on the water’s with what appeared to be a rosary attached to it.