Intoxicated Man Found In River In Beatrice

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

What Beatrice authorities feared was a dead body turned out to be a drunken one.

On Tuesday afternoon Beatrice police and Fire and Rescue crew members were sent to where the Big Blue River flows under the West Court Street bridge. Two boys riding their bikes had spotted the body and called 911.

Police Chief Bruce Lang says the rescue workers discovered the man was either sleeping or had passed out half in the water after some heavy drinking.

The man was taken to a detoxification center.

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