Search underway for missing Springville man at Lake Monroe

MONROE LAKE – A search is underway for a Springville man after he went missing in the water at Monroe Lake.

On Thursday at approximately 5:24 p.m., responders were dispatched to the lake for two people struggling in the water. Upon arrival, officers learned that one of the individuals was rescued from the water by a passing boater. The second individual, Dwight Fry, 64, was missing in the water. 

A search was immediately initiated using sonar, boats, and divers from multiple agencies.

Initial investigation revealed that before going missing in the water, Fry was attempting to help his wife, who began struggling in the water.

Search operations were suspended for the night due to darkness and will resume this morning.  

Agencies assisting with the search include Indiana Conservation Officers, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe County Dive Team, Indiana State Police, and Perry-Clear Creek Fire Department.