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UPDATED: Boat Capsizes On Lake Lemon, One Man Dies
Updated May 2, 2015 8:54 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - A Greene County man died after their boat capsized on Lake Lemon this afternoon.

According to Indiana Conservation Officers, the accident happened around 2:30 p.m.

75-year-old William Cox, 44-year-old Robert Johnson and 65-year-old John Scharbrough, all of Bloomfield, were fishing on a 16-foot flat-bottom boat at Lake Lemon when their boat was capsized by the wake of a larger pontoon boat.

When the boat capsized, all three men went into the water. All three men were able to stay above water by hanging onto the capsized boat, however due to pre-existing medical conditions, Scharbrough was having difficulty breathing and became unresponsive.

Other boaters in the area assisted the men to shore and CPR was started on Scharbrough. He was transported to IU Health Bloomington in critical condition. Once at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, the doctors were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at approximately 5 p.m.

There were several life jackets aboard the boat, however none of the men were wearing them when it capsized.

The family of Mr. Scharbrough wants to extend a sincere debt of gratitude to the other boaters on Lake Lemon that assisted them on the water today.

Indiana Conservation Officer Zach Carson was assisted in the investigation by Indiana State Police and EMS.



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