A South Sioux City man died after rescuing two daughters from the Missouri River, authorities said.

The body of 49-year-old Felipe Mendoza was recovered a short distance from where he’d gone under the water Saturday just west of South Sioux City.

South Sioux City Fire Chief Clint Merithew said the girls entered the water after the boat they were in pulled onto the bank. The girls got caught in the swirling river water, and their dad jumped in to save them. Merithew said Mendoza got them to safety, but he was pulled underwater and didn’t resurface.

In other news

STANTON — The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office has recovered a stolen Yamaha ATV that was taken earlier this month from a rural location between Stanton and Pilger.

STANTON — A 41-year-old Woodland Park man was sentenced to a total of 15 months in the Stanton County jail following his conviction for obstructing a police officer, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

STANTON — The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a one-vehicle traffic accident that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Stanton man.

An open house is scheduled for next week to honor Kent Warneke on his retirement from journalism on a full-time basis.