Press release: Search underway for man who went missing in Monroe Lake

The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian Thursday:

For immediate release: June 16, 2022

Search underway for missing Springville man (Monroe County)

A search is underway for a Springville man after he went missing in the water at Monroe Lake.

This afternoon at approximately 5:24 p.m., responders were dispatched to the lake for two people struggling in the water. Upon arrival, officers learned that one of the individuals was rescued from the water by a passing boater. The second individual, Dwight Fry, 64, was missing in water.

A search was immediately initiated using sonar, boats and divers from multiple agencies.

Initial investigation revealed that before going missing in the water, Fry was attempting to help his wife, who began struggling in the water.

Search operations have been suspended for the night due to darkness and are scheduled to resume in the morning.

Agencies assisting with the search include Indiana Conservation Officers, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe County Dive Team, Indiana State Police and Perry-Clear Creek Fire Department.


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