Body of Vincennes man recovered from Turtle Creek Reservoir

SULLIVAN CO. – The body of a Vincennes man has been recovered from the water after he went missing early yesterday morning at Turtle Creek Reservoir.

At approximately 3:53 a.m. Sunday, Sullivan County Dispatch received a call from Hoosier Energy Security that they had activated their high wind advisory alarm, which is used to warn boaters to evacuate the water. One boat failed to return.

Indiana Conservation Officers responded and were assisted by Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department but were unable to locate the missing boat or its occupant.

A search was initiated using boats, side-scan sonar, and scuba divers.

This morning at 8:10 a.m., the body of 53-year-old Patrick J. Dehut, of Vincennes, was recovered from the water.

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

Assisting agencies were the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department and Sullivan County EMS.