Loup City, Neb. – Alcohol was a contributing factor in a boating fatality at Sherman County Reservoir on May 17, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, which has completed its investigation.
Bennie Wright, 34, of Loup City, was pronounced dead at the scene after the boat he was operating struck the dam at a high rate of speed. His blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. The legal limit for operating a boat in Nebraska is .08.
The fatality is the second boating death in Nebraska this year.