Two Rescued Out of Lake McConaughy

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Two hunters were rescued out of the nearly freezing waters of Lake McConaughy this weekend. Their boat capsized on the south shore of the lake.

Ogallala radio station KOGA reports that three hunters were in the boat when it turned over about 6:30am Saturday. Keystone-Lemoyne Fire Chief Ralph Moul says two hunters swam to shore and borrowed a jet ski to rescue the third hunter, but one ended up back in the water when the jet ski sunk.

The water at the time was about 40 degrees.

One of the two rescued hunters was transported to the Ogallala Community Hospital for treatment of severe hypothermia. The other hunter was treated in an ambulance.

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