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Clearwater man dies

July 12, 2018 GMT

CLEARWATER — A 52-year old Antelope County farmer died Monday as a result of a farm accident.

The Antelope County Sheriff’s department released information Tuesday regarding the death of Robert Pokorny, who was using a sweep auger in a grain bin located near the intersection of 514 Ave. and 857 Road, approximately five miles northwest of Clearwater.

A 911 call was made at 5:50 p.m. Monday. When an Antelope County Sheriff’s deputy and the Nebraska State Patrol responded to the scene, they found Pokorny with life-threatening injuries, the Neligh News & Leader reported.

He was transported by Clearwater Fire and Rescue to Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh where he later died.

Funeral services for Pokorny will be Friday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Clearwater. He is survived by his wife, Jayne, and four children.