Sheriff Reports Beaver Lake Drowning

BEAVER LAKE – Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann reports a drowning Friday at Beaver Lake.

70-year-old Kirk Caven of Beaver Lake was launching his 16-foot fishing boat at the lake’s boat ramp, when it drifted away.

Caven attempted to swim from the boat ramp to catch the drifting boat, but was later noticed by employees of the Beaver Lake Marina floating in the water.

Marina employees called 911 and used their boats to assist rescue crews.

Murray Fire and Rescue, the Plattsmouth Fire Department’s water rescue crew and Nebraska Game and Parks responded.

Caven was transported to the Bellevue Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Life jackets were located in the boat, however, Caven was not wearing one at the time of his death.

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