DNR investigating after man, 24, drowns at Shadyside Lake

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after a man may have drowned at Hardy Lake on...
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after a man may have drowned at Hardy Lake on Saturday.(Indiana Department of Natural Resources | Indiana Department of Natural Resources)
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 9:23 AM EDT
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ANDERSON, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says crews are investigating a reported drowning at Shadyside Lake in Anderson late Saturday afternoon.

The department says the 24-year-old man reportedly disappeared while trying to swim across the lake with a friend. They say several witnesses reported the man shouted that he was tangled in something before going underwater.

Conservation officers arrived and used a boat equipped with side-scan sonar to locate the man. They say they recovered the man’s body just before 7 p.m., finding he was partially entangled in fishing line.

“Indiana Conservation Officers would like to remind the public of the hazards involved with swimming in undesignated areas and the importance of wearing a life jacket whenever entering the water,” the news release reads.