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      Autopsy Shows Redington Man Drowned in Bridgeport Lake

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      BRIDGEPORT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man drowned after his car ran into a Nebraska Panhandle lake.

      Morrill County Attorney Travis Rodak says pathologists have ruled that 50-year-old Brett Golden, of Redington, died of an accidental drowning last week.

      Golden was pronounced dead Wednesday evening at Bridgeport State Recreation Area. Rodak says Golden's car hit a tree before entering a small lake near the beach area of the recreation area's main lake. A couple of campers spotted the car, which was almost totally submerged. Golden's body was found inside.

      The autopsy could not determine whether Golden's medical condition contributed to the accident.
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