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Nebraska man drowns in Beaver Lake at Plattsmouth

August 17, 2018

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man has drowned in a Plattsmouth in southeastern Nebraska.

Television station WOWT reports that emergency crews were called Friday morning to Beaver Lake for a report of possible drowning.

Officials say 70-year-old Kirk Caven was pulled from the water after Beaver Lake Marina employees spotted him floating in the water. Authorities say Caven had been trying to launch his fishing boat from a boat ramp when it drifted away, and he swam after it without wearing a life jacket.

The employees called 911 and used their boats to help pull Caven from the water. Caven was pronounced dead at a Bellevue hospital.

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Information from: WOWT-TV, http://www.wowt.com

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