Body of swimmer recovered from Patoka Lake (Orange County)

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after recovering the body of a man from Patoka Lake yesterday evening.    

At approximately 6 p.m., Orange County Dispatch was notified that a male had disappeared under the surface of the water near the Painter Creek boat ramp.

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Law Enforcement divers recovered the body at 8:13 p.m. using sonar. The swimmer’s identity is being withheld pending family notification. 

Other assisting agencies included the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Orange County Rural Fire District 1, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement, IU Health Paoli, and Indiana State Police. 

Indiana Conservation Officers remind the public to always wear your life jacket when on or around the water.

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