(LAKE MONROE) – At approximately 10 p.m. last night, divers recovered the body of 31-year-old William Snoddy of Indianapolis.
Snoddy was located in about 30 feet of water in the Allen’s Creek Bay area of Lake Monroe. He was not wearing a life jacket. An autopsy will be scheduled through Monroe County coroner’s office to determine the cause of death.
Indiana Conservation Dispatch received a call of an adult male that went under the water at approximately 3:30 p.m. He had been swimming from the back of a boat that had been anchored in the bay.
Angela Goldman, District 6 Commander for Indiana Conservation Officers, says Snoddy was swimming off a boat when he disappeared.
The depth of the water is approximately 30 feet, and high water levels made the search difficult. The pool levels of the lake have already been high due to recent flooding and thunderstorms. High water levels have left Fairfax and Paynetown Beaches and the Cut right Boat Ramp closed for the Memorial Day Weekend.
Officers used side-scan sonar and scuba divers to search for the Snoddy.
Also assisting in the search effort are Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, IU Health, Perry-Clear Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Monroe County Fire Department.