Two Dead In Boating Accident

LOUP CITY - Two males died after the tube they were riding collided with a pontoon boat Sunday at Sherman Reservoir near Loup City. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports Joshua B. Rowley, 12, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sherman County Sheriff's Office. The name of the other male is being withheld pending notification of family. The 19-year-old died today at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Both were from Kernersville, North Carolina. A commission spokesman says the pontoon boat and the boat pulling the tube collided at about 7 Sunday night. The pontoon boat driver,  Brian Packer, 39, of Wood River, was arrested on suspicion of Boating Under the Influence.

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