Conservation Officers Investigate Drowning at Campground
By: Sheila McCrea - Monday, June 14, 2021

GARRETT, IN - An investigation is underway by Indiana Conservation Officers following a drowning Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say the incident happened in a private lake at Indian Springs Campground where emergency crews were called in just before 1:30 p.m. First responders were dispatched to the 900 block of County Road 64 on reports a male swimmer who had begun to struggle, went under the water, and did not resurface.

SCUBA divers from the Steuben County Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team (SCURRT) were able to locate the man just after 3. p.m. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.

Conservation Officers would like to remind everyone that is swimming in or near water to always wear a personal floatation device (PFD).

According to a news release from the Department of Natural Resources Law Endorsement Division, Conservation Officers were assisted on-scene by the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department, Garrett Police Department, Garrett Fire Department, Auburn Fire Department, Angola Fire Department, Fremont Fire Department, and the Dekalb County Coroner’s Office.


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