Drowning victim identified

GARRETT – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a drowning that occurred Sunday in a private lake at Indian Springs Campground.

At approximately 1:24 p.m., first responders were dispatched to the area of the 900 block of County Road 64 in reference to 30-year-old Ahmad Sediq Safi, of Ft. Wayne, who began to struggle while swimming. He eventually went under the water and did not resurface.

SCUBA divers from the Steuben County Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team (SCURRT) were able to locate Safi at approximately 3:08 p.m. 

Conservation Officers would like to remind everyone that is swimming in or are near water to always wear a personal flotation device (PFD).

Conservation Officers were assisted on-scene by the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department, Garrett Police Department, Garrett Fire Department, Auburn Fire Department, Angola Fire Department, Fremont Fire Department, and the Dekalb County Coroner’s Office.