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August 06, 2012 05:53 AM

NE Horseback Rider Drowns In Missouri River

Dixon County, NE

A northeastern Nebraska man drowned Sunday while riding his horse along the Missouri River.

The Dixon County, Nebraska, Sheriff says 45-year-old Justin Lineberry of rural Maskell, NE, was riding a horse on a sandbar west of the Newcastle/Vermillion bridge.  He was riding in shallow water when the depth changed drastically from a few inches to eight feet deep.

The Yankton Search and Rescue Dive Team was called out and helped fire rescue teams from Newcastle, Ponca and Vermillion recover the body.

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