2 hunters rescued from near-freezing Lake McConaughy after boat capsizes over the weekend
December 19, 2011
OGALLALA, Neb. — Two hunters were rescued out of the nearly
freezing waters of Lake McConaughy (Muh-KAHN'-uh-hay) after their
Ogallala radio station KOGA reports (http://bit.ly/sDhFUu ) that
three hunters were in a boat that capsized Saturday east of
Makochmni, on the south shore of Lake Mac. The call came in around
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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