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Imperial dive team aids in recovery of fisherman from Swanson Reservoir PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 14 June 2012 15:53

The body of an 80-year-old man was recovered from Swanson Reservoir, three miles west of Trenton, on Monday.

According to Hitchcock County Sheriff Bryan Leggott, his office was notified of a missing fisherman at the reservoir shortly before 2 p.m., on Monday.

The Imperial Volunteer Fire Department’s Dive Rescue and Recovery Team located the man just southeast of the Trail # 3 boat ramp, shortly before 5 p.m.

The Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Alvin R. Brown of McCook.

Also assisting the Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Office with the recovery were the Keystone-Lemoyne Fire and Rescue and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Law Enforcement and Parks Divisions.

The Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Office is still conducting an investigation, and an autopsy has been scheduled.

Imperial Fire Chief Nick Schultz said nine members of the IVFD department assisted at the scene.