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Watch Now: Adult, child escape injury after vehicle lands in Lake Minatare
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Watch Now: Adult, child escape injury after vehicle lands in Lake Minatare

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Authorities recovered an SUV from Lake Minatare Saturday and an adult and child escaped serious injury after a boater recovered them from the lake. Video was captured by April Judd.

An adult and child escaped serious injury after a vehicle landed in Lake Minatare on Saturday.

Authorities were called out to Lake Minatare Saturday at about 4 p.m. after a boater recovered an adult and child from a vehicle that had driven off north of the lighthouse at Lake Minatare, according to Justin Haag, public information officer with Nebraska Game & Parks.

Haag said the Nebraska State Patrol and Minatare-Melbeta Fire Department responded, with the fire department’s dive team recovering the vehicle. A local towing company removed the vehicle from the lake, according to a video circulating on Facebook. 

The identity of the adult driving the vehicle was not released by Haag, but he said the adult had been cited on charges of careless driving, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and seat belt violation. Only minor injuries were reported, and neither the adult or child were transported for treatment.

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