Missing Swimmer’s Body Recovered

(BASS LAKE) – Recovery of the body of 37-year-old Anthony Cohn, a swimmer who went missing at Bass Lake on June 2, has been made. 

At approximately 6 a.m. Friday, members of the Bass Lake Fire Department located Cohn’s body while searching near the area where he was last seen. 

Indiana Conservation Officers responded to the scene and were assisted by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and the Starke County Coroner’s Office. 

Cohn went under the water at Bass Lake after attempting to reach his boat that had pulled free from a sandbar. Cohn was standing on a sandbar when the wind released the anchor of the boat he was with from the sand. The boat began to rapidly float away, and Cohn swam after it. He entered deeper water and went under the surface. He did not return to the surface, and someone called 911.