Updated: Authorities Release Name of Man Pulled from Fremont Area Lake


Officials have released the name of a 24-year-old man whose body was recovered from an eastern Nebraska lake Sunday.

A dive team was able to pull Samuel Hernandez-Lopez, of Schuyler, out of Victory Lake at the Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area Sunday evening.

Authorities were called to the lake around 6 p.m. Sunday and were able to find the body within about 30 minutes in water that was around 10 to 12 feet deep.

Witnesses say the man had gone into the water with some other people and was about 30 feet from shore when he went under.

Dodge County Sheriff Steve Hespen says the people he was with tried to find him and then called 911.