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Authorities investigating woman's drowning near Scottsbluff
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Authorities investigating woman's drowning near Scottsbluff

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Authorities are investigating the death of a woman on the North Platte River near the City of Scottsbluff wastewater treatment facility east of Scottsbluff.

Initial reports indicated that the woman, later identified as Linda Schledewitz, 65, was kayaking with her husband on the river, and the kayak overturned at a check dam, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman said in a news release.

The drowning was reported shortly after 2 p.m. by the woman’s husband. According to scanner traffic, the man initially struggled to reach his wife in the water. Once he did, he attempted to administer CPR.

Overman said the man suffered minor injuries but was not transported to the hospital for treatment.

Nebraska Game and Parks and the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office are conducting the investigation, he said. An autopsy is planned.

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