Search underway for missing boater on Little Turkey Lake

STROH – Indiana Conservation Officers are currently searching Little Turkey Lake for a missing boater.

At 9:18 a.m., a lake resident called 911 after discovering an unoccupied boat adrift on the lake, personal belongings on the shore, and an unoccupied vehicle with a trailer at the Little Turkey Lake Public Access Site.

Conservation Officers responded to the area and began search efforts.  The missing boater has been identified as 69-year-old Duane Bowman III, of Howe.

Conservation Officers will continue their search efforts throughout the evening and resume search efforts in the morning if needed.

Conservation Officers were assisted on scene by the Lagrange County Sheriff’s Department, Wolcottville Police Department, Lagrange County Code Enforcement, and the Stroh Volunteer Fire Department.