Officials say man drowned trying to save friend

May 28, 2019

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

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