Body of man who drove horse into river recovered

POSTED BY: KLKN Newsroom
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The body of a 45-year-old Nebraskan who rode his horse into the Missouri River has been recovered.

Authorities say that on Sunday afternoon, Justin Lineberry was riding on a sandbar near a bridge that carries Nebraska State Highway 15 traffic over to Vermillion, S.D. Lineberry, of rural Maskell, apparently decided to enter the river water, which abruptly changes from a few inches to around 8 feet deep.

Authorities say Lineberry's body was recovered about 7 p.m. Sunday.   His horse survived and was recovered.