Multiple agencies respond to reported accident
Saturday afternoon, the Chase County Sheriff’s Office received a direct call from a woman in Omaha.
She had received a text message from her grandchild that the child, a sibling and father were involved in a single-vehicle accident.
The grandmother knew the car was traveling from Palisade to Enders, so authorities responded to that area, but without a 911 call, dispatch was unable to get a clear location.
Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) and Imperial EMS, as well as Wauneta Fire and EMS responded to the area in addition to the Chase County Sheriff’s Department.
Goodland, Kansas was next on the vehicle’s route, so Dundy County, Hitchcock County and Sherman County (Kansas) authorities were alerted.
Flight services and a crop plane were called to search, too.
A Dundy County deputy was finally able to confirm location and that there was no accident and no injuries.
Responding authorities were called back, which also included Chase County Emergency Management, Palisade Fire, Nebraska State Patrol, LifeSave Transport and LifeNet North Platte.