Nebraska officials urge people to stay clear of flood
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ State officials are urging outdoor recreationalists to stay away from flood waters in western and central Nebraska.
The warning came after Nebraska Game and Parks officials rescued a man from the South Platte River earlier this week. Authorities say two brothers from Colorado launched a canoe into the swollen river on Wednesday. The canoe capsized about a mile east of the Nebraska-Colorado state line.
Authorities say 48-year-old Joseph Schneiderwind, of Conifer, Colorado remained on a sandbar while his brother, 54-year-old Mike Schneiderwind, swam to shore. Mike Schneiderwind, of Castle Rock, Colorado walked to U.S. Highway 138 and flagged a motorist for help.
Authorities say Joseph Schneiderwind was chest-deep in water and clinging to a tree when they arrived. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for possible hypothermia.
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