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Hall County authorities say woman died in airboat accident

September 17, 2018

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an airboat accident on the Platte River killed a Grand Island woman.

Hastings station KSNB reports that the accident happened Sunday afternoon about 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of Grand Island on the river’s south channel.

Hall County Chief Deputy Sheriff Quinn Webb said 48-year-old Beverly Andrews was one of five passengers tossed off the boat driven by 69-year-old Charles Encinger, of Grand Island. Andrews was pinned under the airboat after it struck the south bank and flipped. She was pronounced dead at a Grand Island hospital.

The accident is being investigated by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

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Information from: KSNB-TV, http://www.nbcneb.com.

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