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Purdue football player missing at northern Indiana lake

MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) — A day of searches by divers, police dogs and an airplane around a northern Indiana lake failed to find a missing Purdue University student who is a walk-on member of the school's football team.

State conservation officers say 22-year-old Sean Matti of Shoreview, Minn., was last seen about 5 p.m. Sunday swimming during a party at a home along Lake Freeman near Monticello.

Conservation officer Matthew Tholen says friends spent six hours looked for Matti before calling police. Hours of searches by boat and other means continued on Monday.

Matti is a fifth-year running back, joining the Boilermaker football program in 2007. Purdue spokesman Tom Schott tells the Journal & Courier that Matti is a scout team contributor who is a good program player.

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