Pine Bluffs boy succumbs after wandering into reservoir


This past weekend started out as fun family camping experience, but ended in tragedy for a Pine Bluffs family after their son, three-year-old Bentley Graves, playing near Oliver Reservoir, wandered into the water.

The Kimball County Sheriff's Department received a call at 6:39 p.m. on Saturday evening, and Sgt. Brandon Loy, who was in the Oliver Reservoir area in response to another call, was able to respond within 60 seconds. He said, “By the time I arrived the family had already retrieved Bentley from the water, and another individual had begun performing CPR. I am also an EMT, so I too...

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