Body Of Drowning Victim Recovered

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A Crete man drowned Saturday night while swimming at Branched Oak Lake northwest of Lincoln.

Sixty-seven-year-old Guerrero Perales had been swimming at the Area 10 beach when a family member realized he had gone toward the buoy line that separates the swimming area from the lake and not returned.

Perales' family called 911 around 8:30 p.m. Dive teams first searched for Perales, but were unsuccessful. Two teams of emergency responders in boats equipped with side scan sonar recovered his body at approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday.