- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A western Nebraska man has died after his kayak capsized in a private pond near Ogallala.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissions says 64-year-old Glen Bassett of Ogallala was pronounced dead Tuesday at a local hospital after the incident before 10 a.m.

Authorities say a Colorado Springs man who was visiting swam to Bassett and attempted CPR. Bassett was not wearing a life jacket.

The commission says Bassett’s death is the first boating fatality in Nebraska since October 2012. It’s the 31st boating accident reported so far this year. Commission officials and the Keith County sheriff’s office are investigating.

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