An Omaha man drowned in Cunningham Lake when he had mechanical problems with his boat and decided to attempt to swim to shore.
The Omaha Police Department reports 42-year-old Mario Bustamante died Saturday.
Police report that after the boat became stranded on the lake, Bustamante dove into the water and began to swim.
Police say family and friends report the boat broke down during a test drive. Bustamante decided to swim to shore. The boat drifted away. Family members say they lost sight of him. They called police when he didn’t show.
Crews searching for the body say it surfaced a short time after the search began.
Omaha police say the lake has a strong current which can overcome even experienced swimmers.