According to the Loup County Sheriff’s Office, a witness reported the man fell in the lake as he tried to get onto a boat dock early Thursday evening. His boat then drifted away from him.
The witness told investigators he tried unsuccessfully to rescue the man, first using a long pole to reach him, then running to get a life vest to throw to him, because the man had gotten too far away from the dock. The witness says when he returned with the life vest, the man had gone under.
Divers found the body about an hour later.
No names have been released by the sheriff’s office.