Gering man drowns at Lake Minatare

Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 3:28 PM CDT
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - On July 29th, 2022, at 2:30 pm, a Gering man drowned at Lake Minatare.

He is identified as 42-year-old Leif Eric Grindel Jr.

Police stated that Grindel jumped from his boat to swim and his boat drifted away and, he went underneath the water.

The people inside the boat assisted with his rescue and gave him CPR as they returned to shore to meet with the Nebraska State Patrol.

Once NSP reached Grindel they continued life saving measures.

He was taken to Regional West Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

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