Officials say man drowned trying to save friend
COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Nebraska say a 19-year-old drowned while trying to help a friend who had fallen in the water at a lake north of Columbus.
The Norfolk Daily News reports the incident happened Sunday morning at Lake North/Lake Babcock waterway.
Searchers found the body of Nicholas Rodriguez at about 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Platte County Sheriff’s Department says witnesses were able to rescue the first person from the lake.
Information from: Norfolk Daily News, http://www.norfolkdailynews.com