Published On: Sun, Oct 16th, 2011

Breaking News

Area Man Found Dead In River

WYN OT  — An area man has died after the skid loader he was operating fell into the Missouri River near here.

The Cedar County Sheriff’s Dept. said the body of 79-year-old Richard McCorkindale, Allen, was pulled from the river Sunday.

The skid loader had been spotted in the river by passer’s by earlier in the day.

According to the Sheriff’s Dept. report,  the skid loader went over an embankment and into the river on private property west of Brooky Bottom.

Divers from Yankton, SD search and rescue then located the skid loader and McCorkindale’s body.

The accident remains under investigation by the Cedar County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Neb. State Patrol.