A pontoon boat stolen at Lazy River Acres along the Missouri River sometime overnight Saturday has been found.
The 2003 Smokercraft 22-foot pontoon boat with a 115 Mercury motor is owned by Jennifer Blackburn-Nielsen of Neligh.
She said the boat was stolen sometime between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. It was found hidden in some trees down by Niobrara on the north side of the river and was returned to her around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Both batteries and the keys were stolen, but the boat appears to be unharmed. Nebraska Game and Parks recovered the boat.
"Thanks for all the people watching out," said Conservation Officer Jeff Jones.
He said any further information about the individuals responsible may contact him - all information will remain confidential. Jones may be reached by calling (402) 762-5022.