UPDATE: Authorities describe search for man in the Missouri River
By Kristen Johnson, Multimedia Journalist/ Weekend Anchor - bio | email
PONCA, Neb. (KTIV) -
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says they've been searching since Saturday morning for a man who fell out of a boat into the Missouri River near Ponca, Nebraska.
Authorities say the man, whose identity is not being released, launched his boat at the park at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. They say he was attempting to anchor his boat when the anchor pulled him and a passenger overboard. That passenger, authorities say, climbed back into the boat and called the Dixon County Sheriff's Department. He was treated for mild hypothermia.
Game and Parks has been search the river from sun up until sun down ever since, with the help of state and local authorities from Nebraska and South Dakota. They say their search is concentrating on mile markers 753-751.
Meanwhile, the Siouxland Chapter of the American Red Cross is providing support to the victim's family.
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