Mother, daughter rescued from Lake Charleston

Corryn Brock, News Editor

A mother and daughter were rescued from Lake Charleston Tuesday after their kayak capsized, according to a Lincoln Fire Protection District press release.

The pair were kayaking when the kayak capsized and the daughter fell into the lake.

The mother called 911 and the Lincoln Fire Dive Team, LFPD, the Charleston Fire Department and Charleston Police Department were then dispatched to the scene.

Once they arrived they found the mother 15 meters off of the northeast bank and the daughter 200 meters deeper into the lake wearing a life jacket.

Lt. Jamie Easton and firefighter Kaleb Wildman rescued the daughter from the lake with the dive rescue boat.

The rescue was assisted with support from both CFD and LFPD.

Both the mother and daughter were treated for mild hypothermia by CFD.

They refused transport to the hospital.


Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]