Body Found in Lake at Two Rivers SRA

Body Found in Lake at Two Rivers SRA
Aerial photos of Two Rivers SRA. Caboose cabins., Platte River. Photo by NE Game & Parks.

WATERLOO, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a man believed to have drowned while swimming at a state park in eastern Nebraska.

The body was found in the water Thursday at Two Rivers State Recreation Area near Waterloo. His name hasn’t been released.

Authorities think the man was at the park with a friend and was swimming in one of the lakes. It’s unclear if alcohol played a factor in the drowning. This is the second drowning at Two Rivers this summer – a Bellevue man who jumped in a lake to rescue two drowning children lost his life in June. The children, fortunately, survived.

Authorities are urging caution while using the parks system for water recreation. Children who cannot swim confidently should wear life-jackets and be kept within arms reach of an adult swimmer. Adults should limit their alcohol consumption before getting in the water, and swimmers are urged to use the buddy system rather than swimming alone.