Authorities identify Nebraska woman who drowned while kayaking

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities identified a woman who drowned while kayaking on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff.

The woman was identified Monday as 65-year-old Linda D. Schledewitz, of rural Scottsbluff. She and her husband overturned a kayak on Friday afternoon near Scottsbluff’s wastewater treatment facility.

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports the man initially struggled to reach his wife in the water, but once he did he administered CPR.

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