A 60-year-old man initially saved from drowning in Branched Oak Lake has died.
Boaters found Jim Lee of Greenwood floating in the water Sunday afternoon and pulled him out. Bystanders worked to revive Lee until emergency medics could respond.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports Lee had gone into the lake to retrieve a personal watercraft. Witnesses say they saw Lee swim to the jet-ski, then noticed he no longer was moving. Paramedics attended to Lee at the scene before he was flown to a Lincoln hospital in critical condition.
Family members say Lee has been taken off life-support.