GOSHEN – The body of a 16-year-old boy was recovered from a pond north of US 6 Sunday, May 15.
At about 2:51 p.m., Sunday, emergency personnel responded to the area near the 71700 block of CR 29 after a boy was reported missing in the water after falling from a rope.
A news release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Monday night did not identify the youth.
Witnesses said they saw the youth enter the water after swinging from an elevated platform by a rope swing. He did not resurface. The youth’s body was later found by fellow swimmers in approximately five feet of water.
Emergency personnel from multiple departments responded to the area and provided CPR and lifesaving aid. The youth was later pronounced dead at the scene by the Elkhart County Coroner’s Office.
The incident is still under investigation by Indiana Conservation Officers.
Other responding agencies included the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, Goshen Fire & Paramedics, New Paris Fire & Paramedics, Syracuse Fire & Paramedics, and Samaritan Flight Paramedics.