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Conservation Officers Investigating Possible Drowning Incident

Last updated on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

(COLUMBIA CITY) - Indiana Conservation officers are investigating a possible drowning incident that occurred Sunday at approximately 1:54 p.m.

59-year-old Geoffrey A. Foughty of Columbia City was swimming with friends near a pontoon in the Third Basin of Big Lake when witnesses saw Foughty go beneath the surface of the water and never resurface.

Indiana Conservation Officers recovered Foughty's body at approximately 2:40 p.m.

Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted by the Noble County Sheriff's Department, Noble Township Fire Department, Thorncreek Township Fire Department, Parkview EMS, and the Noble County Coroner's Office.

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