UPDATED – Female Swimmer Dies After Being Rescued From Big Raccoon Creek

(MANSFIELD) – Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a call Sunday afternoon after a swimmer disappeared in the water near the Mansfield Covered Bridge. 

The incident took place at approximately 1:34 p.m. when witnesses reported a female juvenile struggling in Big Raccoon Creek before going under the surface.

Indiana Conservation Officers and multiple other first responders recovered the juvenile, who was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital in critical condition. She later died.

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the incident, but no foul play is suspected.  

Parke County Sheriff’s Department, Rockville City Police Department, Parke County Emergency Medical Service, Bellmore Volunteer Fire Department, Air Evac Lifeteam, and Indiana State Police assisted at the initial scene.