Police identify man who drowns in duck hunting accident

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- A man is dead after drowning in central Nebraska.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says they recovered the body of a man from the Fremont Slough Wildlife Area near North Platte Monday morning. 

The initial call was made Sunday night from the area. The caller told authorities a man was duck hunting and swam out to get a downed bird. 

He reportedly went under and never surfaced. 

Authorities have identified the victim as 21-year-old Brandan Freeman of North Platte. 

The case is considered accidental and no foul play suspected.