UPDATED: Second Drowning Victim Recovered from White River

(WILLIAMS) – Indiana Conservation officers recovered a second body from the East Fork of White River.

At approximately 12:14 p.m. Wednesday the body of 38-year-old Cung Hu, of Indianapolis, was located approximately a half a mile south of the Williams Dam. 

At approximately 6:47 p.m., Conservation Officers located the second body, of 42-year-old Hrang Mang, also of Indianapolis. 

According to DNR Public Information Officer Jim Hash, both men were swept under by the current 75 to 100 yards downstream and did not resurface after the two attempted to wade to a rock island to fish Tuesday morning.

Indiana Conservation officers began their search about 6:30 a.m. this morning.

Searchers utilized various sonar units, divers and boats to search the area where the men were last seen.

The rock island is located in the middle of this picture.

Assisting at the scene were Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies, Indian Creek Fire Department first responders, and an IU Health Ambulance crew.

Extended family members of the men stayed on the scene throughout the night Tuesday and today watching searchers attempting to locate the men.

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