Man's Body Recovered From Allen's Creek In Monroe County

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Man's Body Recovered From Allen's Creek In Monroe County

The DNR says the man likely drowned after falling off a boat on the waterway.

UPDATE: Investigators have identified the man they found as William Snoddy, 31, of Indianapolis. 

 

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MONROE COUNTY, Ind. -- Divers recovered the body of a man they say may have drowned Sunday night in Allen's Creek in Monroe County.

The DNR said the man had been boating with his family in the waterway near Lake Monroe when witnesses said they saw him fall in the water at around 3:30 that afternoon

Authorities closed a boat ramp and talked to those witnesses Sunday afternoon as search and rescue experts scanned the water with sonar cameras. At 

"We're not sure if he fell in from the boat or if he was swimming near the boat before he went under," said DNR spokesman Dave Moss. "Wear your life jackets. They do save lives."

Moss was unable to confirm if the man pulled from Allen's Creek had worn a life jacket or what he was doing immediately before falling in the water. He also could not release the man's name but said his family had been notified of his death.

This is the third drowning recovery effort in central Indiana by the DNR since Thursday. 

Divers have not recovered the bodies of a White River kayaker reported missing Saturday in Indianapolis or a 4-year-old boy swept away by floodwaters Thursday in Delphi.

WISH-TV contributed to this article

(PHOTO: WISH-TV)

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