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Officials urge boaters, swimmers to wear life jacket

Posted: 4:04 PM, Jun 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-18 21:04:43Z

Officials are recommending swimmers and boaters use life jackets after multiple drowning incidents since Memorial Day.

The body of a 28-year-old man was recovered Sunday night  at Pawnee Lake west of Lincoln, after a large floating water craft was blown over in the wind. 

The American Red Cross has swimming safety tips, including never swim alone .

The State of Nebraska also requires anyone 13 years old or younger to wear a life jacket while on a boat.