Hall County authorities say woman died in airboat accident
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an airboat accident on the Platte River killed a Grand Island woman.
Hastings station KSNB reports that the accident happened Sunday afternoon about 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of Grand Island on the river’s south channel.
Hall County Chief Deputy Sheriff Quinn Webb said 48-year-old Beverly Andrews was one of five passengers tossed off the boat driven by 69-year-old Charles Encinger, of Grand Island. Andrews was pinned under the airboat after it struck the south bank and flipped. She was pronounced dead at a Grand Island hospital.
The accident is being investigated by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
Information from: KSNB-TV, http://www.nbcneb.com.