The Casper Police Department on Saturday evening announced that one person has died from drowning in the North Platte River.

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According to a prepared statement on social media, first responders were called to the 400 block of Westshore Drive at roughly 6:30 p.m. Saturday for a reported drowning.

Police and firefighters, along with the help of Good Samaritans, entered the water to rescue the unidentified person.

However, despite life-saving efforts, the person was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

The incident remains under investigation and no further information has been released.

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