Indianapolis musician dies after jumping into Geist Reservoir

INDIANAPOLIS — A well-known Indianapolis musician is dead after he jumped into Geist Reservoir without a life jacket Sunday afternoon.

Indiana Conservation Officers say, 33-year-old Vincent Patton, died at IU Health Saxony Hospital after he was underwater for about 50 minutes.

Vincent Patton

Witnesses said Patton was not wearing a life jacket when he jumped into the water to retrieve a piece of clothing. He attempted to swim back to the boat but never resurfaced, according to DNR.

Patton, known professionally as R&B musician and producer Teddy E. Vincent, performed at many venues and events across Central Indiana and owned Writer’s Block Music Company in Indianapolis.

The incident remains under investigation. The Fishers Police Department, Fishers Fire Department, Fishers EMS, and Indianapolis Fire Department responded to the call.