KNOX CO. – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after the body of a Knox man was recovered from the Yellow River Wednesday afternoon.
At approximately 9:15 a.m., witnesses observed a man jumping off a railroad bridge into the water near State Road 35. The victim did not resurface. Multiple agencies responded to the area and initiated a search.
At 12:00 p.m., Indiana Conservation Officer Public Safety Divers recovered the victim in 19-feet of water. The Starke County Coroner’s Office will notify the family and the incident remains under investigation. The man’s identity is currently being withheld pending notification of family.
Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted by the Knox City Police Department, Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Knox Fire Department, Bass Lake Fire Department, North Judson Fire Department, Starke County EMS, and the Starke County Coroner’s Office.