Missing kayakers found

UPDATE: Search underway for two missing kayakers (Marion County)

The body of Marcus Robinson, 30, of Indianapolis, was recovered from the White River near the 10th Street Bridge at 6 p.m. yesterday.

Release as of April 22, 2024, at 12:40 p.m.

The body of Solomon Shirley, 22, of Indianapolis, was recovered from the White River just south of the Michigan Street bridge in Indianapolis at 9:30 a.m. today. 

The search efforts are ongoing for Marcus Robinson, 30, who went missing with Shirley while kayaking on the river on April 17.

Release as of April 17, 2024, at 9:18 p.m.

Search efforts have been suspended for the night and will resume tomorrow morning.

Release as of April 17, 2024, at 3:01 p.m.

Indiana Conservation Officers have resumed the search for two missing kayakers that went missing last night on the White River in Indianapolis.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., Marcus Robinson, 30, and Solomon Shirley, 22, both of Indianapolis, were kayaking when they traveled over the remnants of a low-head dam near the 2000 block of North White River Parkway Drive West. A witness observed both men being ejected into the water.

Search efforts are underway using shore- and water-based operations along with aerial searches with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and a helicopter.

Agencies assisting in the search include the Indianapolis Fire Department, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Pike Township Fire Department, and Indiana State Police.

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