Body Recovered Of 18-Year-Old Male At Hamilton Lake

(HAMILTON LAKE) – Sunday at approximately 9:23 p.m., the body of 18-year-old Mason Shuey, of Ottawa, Ohio, was located and recovered at Hamilton Lake in Steuben County.

Responders searched the lake in the area the boater was last seen utilizing SONAR, aircraft, divers, and search and rescue dogs.

Family notification has been made and cause of death is pending autopsy results. 

The incident is still under investigation and details will be released as they become available. 

On Sunday at approximately 12:00 a.m., Shuey who passenger on a boat entered the water at Hamilton Lake and was not seen again.  At 8:14 a.m., Steuben County Communications was contacted and advised that the 18 year old passenger was missing.

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the incident.

Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted by the Hamilton Police Department, Hamilton Fire Department, Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Angola Fire Department, Fremont Fire Department, Orland Fire Department, Steuben County EMS, and Indiana Search and Response.