Man Recovered from Lake Shafer

(MONTICELLO) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a near-drowning that occurred Sunday afternoon on Lake Shafer near Indiana Beach.

At approximately 4:55 p.m., White County Dispatch received a 911 call of a man that was believed to be missing in the water near the Riviera Resort. He had last been seen by family at the end of one of the resort’s piers.

First responders arrived on scene within moments of the initial call and began search and rescue efforts. After approximately 28 minutes, Monticello Fire Department divers recovered Roger Jones Jr., 43, in 18 feet of water, near where he was last seen.

Jones was initially transported to IU White Hospital and has since been transferred to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis via Lutheran Air. He is currently listed in critical condition. 

The incident is still under investigation by Indiana Conservation Officers.

Assisting agencies include Monticello Fire Department, Monticello Police Department, White County Sheriff Department, White County EMS, White County 911 Dispatch, and Lutheran Air