Three agencies are investigating two boating incidents that took place at Lake McConaughy on Friday night when a thunderstorm blew over Nebraska’s largest reservoir.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Keith County Sheriff’s Office and the Keith County Attorney are investigating the disappearance of a 37-year-old Colorado man, who was last seen by witnesses paddling a raft when he capsized and disappeared. The search continues with the cooperation and support of dive teams from Kearney, Sutherland, Imperial and Lake McConaughy.
The agencies also are investigating a nonfatal injury incident. Dwight Hatch, 69, of Ogallala, was treated and released for injuries after he was trapped between two beached motorboats. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. Mountain Time when high winds caused the motorboat owners to move their boats.
Boaters always should be aware of changing weather conditions.
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