Body of 17-year-old male recovered at Tipton Lake

COLUMBUS – Indiana Conservation Officers have recovered the body of a 17-year-old male from Tipton Lake in Bartholomew County.

At approximately 10:00 p.m. Saturday night, first responders were dispatched to the Tipton Lake swimming area for a subject that went under the water and never resurfaced. 

A short time later, the victim was recovered in approximately twelve feet of water near a swimming platform.

The investigation is ongoing, and an exact cause of death is pending autopsy results. 

Agencies assisting with the recovery include Indiana Conservation Officers, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, Columbus Police Department, Columbus Township Fire, Columbus Fire, Columbus Regional Hospital Medics.