Update: Quarry drowning victim identified
A 15-year old Weeping Water teen drowned in a private quarry lake near the town.
In a press release from the Cass County Sheriff, Nathaniel J. Stander was swimming in the lake Wednesday night at around 7:45 p.m. when he went under. Several people swimming in the lake attempted to rescue him.
The quarry lake is located along Weeping Water Creek, just west of town.
At 9:53 p.m. Omaha Fire and Rescue Dive team found Stander's body in about 20 feet of water.
Michael J. Bradbury 23 of Weeping Water was taken to a hospital in Papillion and treated for exhaustion and ingestion of water. He had tried to rescue Stander.
Cass County Chief Deputy Brad Lahm says the lake is on private property and the part of the lake that they were in is controlled by Martin Marietta who discourages swimming in the Lake. Lahm says recent flooding in the area lakes has caused dangerous conditions. He says the lake is a very popular place for teens to go swimming.
Nathaniel J. Stander is the son of Vernon and Joan Stander of Weeping Water.