Two Indiana drownings in two days

The start of this week was a busy day for rescue crews as two drownings occurred on the eastern and western edges of Indiana:

Franklin County man drowns in private lake

from the Richmond Palladium-Item:

A Brookville man drowned Monday after the canoe in which he was fishing capsized on a private lake.

Stephen M. Weber, 58, was dead at the scene when Brookville firefighters found him in the lake near Holland Road, Indiana Conservation Officer Gary Catron said in a press release.

Weber was fishing with stepdaughter Tara D. Lea of Brookville when their canoe rolled, sending both into the water, Catron said.

Landowner Kevin Noah saw the pair struggling in the water and was able to help Lea to shore, Conservation Officer Corey Norrod said. Noah was unable to locate Weber, who was underwater, Catron said.

Firefighters Steven Phillips and Kevin Brown recovered Weber’s body in about 8 feet of water at about 2:55 p.m., Catron said. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday in Hamilton, Ohio.

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Crawfordsville man drowns in Fountain County


Fountain County – Indiana Conservation Officers and the Fountain County Sheriff’s Department recovered the body of a 35-year-old Crawfordsville man from Sugar Mill Lake on Tuesday.

Witnesses say the victim, Jeffrey Grady,  was swimming after a floating tube when he went under and did not surface. It took five divers and a side-scan sonar boat to find the body which was 60 yards from the beach area.

The accident is still under investigation by the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division.

Story Link: Crawfordsville man drowns in Fountain County – 13 WTHR.

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