Douglas County Chief Deputy Sheriff Tom Wheeler said Monday that Christopher Creekmore, of Omaha, was pronounced dead Sunday evening at an Omaha hospital.
Creekmore and his stepbrother, 19-year-old James Duncan, had been in the river at Two Rivers State Park on Sunday afternoon. They were jumping off a log into the water when Creekmore didn’t come up immediately after one leap. He appeared unconscious when he did surface.
Rescuers pulled Creekmore onto a sandbar and began CPR. A helicopter flew Creekmore to the Omaha hospital.