Swimmer Identified After Fatal Fall From Diving Structure

(JASPER) – Conservation officers have identified the swimmer recovered from the water Sunday near Holland as 18-year-old Elijah Anderson, of Jasper.

According to witnesses, several people were swimming in a lake on private property when Anderson fell from an elevated diving structure and hit his head before entering the water.  The other swimmers attempted but were unable to rescue him. 

Dubois County Dispatch received the call of the missing swimmer at 2:09 a.m. Sunday. The location of the incident occurred approximately a half-mile south of the State Road 64 and the State Road 161 intersection near Holland.

Once authorities arrived on the scene a search operation began. An Indiana Conservation Officer diver was able to recover Anderson’s body at 4:16 a.m.

The accident is still under investigation. 

Responding agencies included the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Huntingburg EMS, Holland Fire Department, Dubois County Coroner’s Office, and Indiana Conservation Officers.