The Indiana Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release today:
Monroe Co – Indiana Conservation Officers are searching for a 26-year-old male from Bloomington.
The man was boating and swimming with co-workers on Monroe Reservoir yesterday evening. The friends were caught on the water when a storm squall passed over the area approximately 8:30 PM.
After it began raining, the victim’s friends realized he was no longer on the surface of the water. They immediately called 911 to get help to search for him.
Indiana Conservation Officers, Monroe County Dive Team, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Perry-Clear Creek Fire Department all responded, using Side-Scan Sonar in an effort to locate the man. The search was called off after dark and resumed this morning.
The name of the victim is being held pending family notification.