Man drowns near Columbus

Posted By:  KLKN Newsroom

A 43-year-old man has drowned in a lake near Columbus after going into the water to cool off while fishing with friends.

The Platte County Sheriff's Office says Alfonso Nunez Sermeno drowned Saturday evening in Lake North, which is just north of Columbus.

Witnesses report that he began having trouble swimming then went underwater and never resurfaced. The Platte County Dive and Rescue team recovered the body at 8:32 p.m. Saturday.