An Omaha man rescued from the Platte River on Sunday has died, a law enforcement official said Monday.
Christopher W. Creekmore, 36, was pronounced dead at the Nebraska Medical Center, said Tom Wheeler, the chief deputy for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. An autopsy will be scheduled, he said.
Creekmore and his step-brother, James Duncan, 19, were jumping off a log into the water about 4:15 p.m. Sunday at Two River State Park, Wheeler said.
After one jump, Creekmore didn't come up right away. When he did come to the surface, he started floating down the river and appeared unconscious.
Wheeler said a sheriff's deputy, Duncan and woman bystander pulled Creekmore onto a sandbar and performed CPR until emergency personnel arrived. A helicopter landed on a sandbar in the middle of the Platte River to take the man to the hospital.
Emergency crews from Waterloo and Valley responded to the park at at 27255 F St.
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