WARSAW — Emergency officials responded to a possible drowning at Center Lake in Warsaw tonight Sunday, Sept. 2.
According to Warsaw PIO Ryan Coble, witnesses were sitting at the pavilion when they saw several juveniles jumping into the water from the diving board. They reported to dispatch that they thought one juvenile didn’t return to shore. The report stated that the possible victim was a male juvenile around six years old, wearing flotation devices on his arms.
Coble reported that no other witnesses reported the drowning and there were no reports of missing children.
Members of the Warsaw Police Department and Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory began searching the water around 8:25 p.m. Four divers searched all areas around the diving board. They discovered no evidence of a drowning. A boat with 360 sonar also searched the area with no results.
At 10:15 p.m., officials called off the search with no results. Coble noted that the point of rescue is traditionally marked at an hour. He stated this would be called a “no report” and emergency responders would not continue searching at this point.
“We exhausted all possibilities,” said Coble. “We are confident in the areas we did search that there was nothing located … We are confident before we pull the boats that there is absolutely nothing.”