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Body Found At Patoka Lake, Drowning Suspected

Last updated on Sunday, May 20, 2012

(PATOKA LAKE) - Indiana Conservation Officers are conducting a death investigation after a body was located in Patoka Lake in Orange County Saturday afternoon.

According to Indiana Conservation officer Jim Schreck, shortly after 12:15 p.m., Conservation Officers were notified of a body that had been located near the Patoka Lake Marina, approximately 50 feet from the shore.

The body was located by a recreational boater on the lake.

Conservation Officers recovered the body of a white male shortly afterward.

The body appeared to be that of a male in his fifties, who male was not wearing a lifejacket. A small raft was floating nearby.

No foul play is suspected.

The Crawford County and Orange County Sheriff's Departments assisted at the scene.

The Orange County Coroner's Office has taken possession of the body, and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Conservation Officers hope to glean more information at the autopsy to identify the male.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact Indiana Conservation Officers' Central Dispatch at 812-837-9536.

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