Two killed in Sherman Co. boating accident

Two people died after the tube they were riding collided with a pontoon boat Sunday at Sherman Reservoir, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

12-year-old Joshua Rowley was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sherman County Sheriff's Office. A 19-year-old man died Tuesday at at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Both were from Kernersville, North Carolina.  The name of the man is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

The pontoon boat and the boat pulling the tube collided at about 7 p.m. on Sunday. Game and Parks officials say the pontoon boat driver, Brian Packer, 39, Wood River, was arrested on suspicion of Boating Under the Influence. He was given a blood test, the results of which are not yet known. He was taken to Valley County Jail in Ord, where he bonded out Monday.

Sherman Reservoir is located in central Nebraska near Loup City.