Search underway for missing boater

The search is underway for a South Sioux City, Nebraska, man who vanished after a weekend boating accident on the Missouri River. A city leader was rescued after the mishap.

Thirty-one-year-old Bruce Wright and 33-year-old South Sioux City councilman Oscar Gomez were both thrown from the boat piloted by 32-year-old Samuel Gomez of Jackson, Nebraska, Oscar Gomez’ cousin. It happened about a mile south of Sioux City near Salix, Iowa, on Saturday night.

Apparently, Samuel Gomez slowed the boat down very quickly and caused the two men to be ejected. Oscar Gomez was injured by the propeller and taken to a hospital for treatment. Samuel Gomez was arrested for boating while intoxicated.

A search Saturday night and all day Sunday failed to turn up any sign of Wright.

Thanks to Tom Beightol, KSCJ, Sioux City


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