Fatal boating accident under investigation in LaPorte County

MICHIGAN CITY – Indiana Conservation Officers and the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a boating accident that resulted in two fatalities.

Officers from both agencies responded to a private body of water near US 421 and Interstate 94 early Sunday afternoon after receiving a report of two individuals who had fallen in the water while fishing.

A search was immediately initiated, and two deceased adult males were located. Identities of the victims are being withheld pending family notifications.

A joint investigation with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana Conservation Officers is ongoing.

Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office, LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, and the LaPorte County Coroner’s Office.