KEITH COUNTY, NE – A boating accident in Nebraska over the weekend left a man dead and a woman injured, according to News Channel Nebraska.
Conservation officers responded at 3:51 p.m. Saturday following a report of the accident near Arthur Bay at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area.
Investigators determined that 53-year-old Kevin Kiesow had jumped in from a pontoon boat to rescue his girlfriend who had fallen overboard, 55-year-old Kim Lampe. Kiesow had to be rescued and was given CPR at the scene. He was later pronounced dead at Ogallala Community Hospital. Lampe is recovering at the same hospital. Both are from Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Nebraska State Patrol, Keith County Sheriff’s Office, and local first responders were on the scene.
The boat operator was not cited, but the Keith County Attorney will conduct a full review of the incident.
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