Dumale Bariyiga of Lincoln is seeking more than $1 million for the loss of her daughter Nubari Koffree and more than $18,000 in other fees including the cost of hospital bills, funeral costs and ambulance fees.
The claim alleges that the water park lifeguards on duty July 18 were negligent.
Under Nebraska law, people who want to sue a municipality first must file a claim and wait at least six months before filing a lawsuit. Hall County Attorney Jack Zitterkopf has said Nubari Koffree’s drowning was an accident. Last week city officials said city personnel followed proper procedures that day.
The claim will be received by the city council at today’s regular meeting.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney