COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana conservation officers are investigating the possible drowning of a Fort Wayne man on a northeastern Indiana lake.
Officers say 29-year-old James Beck was swimming Saturday afternoon to a floating raft on Old Lake when his girlfriend spotted him struggling. She swam out to help him, but he couldn’t hold onto him as he struggled, and he disappeared under the surface of the water. Officers and divers recovered his body about seven hours later in 20 feet of water.
Officers say an autopsy has been scheduled to try and determine the exact cause of death.