13 Year Old Drowns In Local Lake

A seventh grader from Crete is dead after he swam nearly 300 feet away from shore and was too tired to swim back. Officials say Juventino Zagal-Flores drowned the night of July 2nd at Blue Stem Lake, about 20 miles south of Lincoln. The South-West search and rescue crew and the Crete dive team, arrived at the lake, 15 minutes after the boy went under water. It took divers nearly an hour to find his body. The boy had gone to the lake to go swimming with his friends.