An Alma area man drowned early Sunday in a small body of water near the Missouri River, according to Saline County Coroner Willie Harlow.
Brad Hemme, 30, was swimming with friends in the Grand Pass area. Friends noticed he was missing about 4 a.m. and began diving to find him, Harlow said.
Hemme was located, but it was too late. Harlow said he was contacted at 5 a.m. and pronounced Hemme dead at 5:30 a.m.
Next of kin have been notified, Harlow said.
Saline and Lafayette sheriff's deputies and a Saline County Ambulance crew assisted at the scene.