Press release: Body of Paxton man recovered from Sullivan Lake (Sullivan County)

The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian Tuesday:

For immediate release: Sept. 6, 2022

Body of Paxton man recovered from Sullivan Lake (Sullivan County)

(Sullivan) Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an incident after the body of a man was recovered from Sullivan Lake yesterday.

At approximately 3:55 p.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to the beach area of the lake at Sullivan County Park because a swimmer had gone underwater and not resurfaced. Upon arrival, conservation officers initiated search operations using sonar and divers. At 8:11 p.m., conservation officer divers located and recovered the body in 8 feet of water.

The identity of the man is being withheld pending family notification. This incident is still under investigation. Cause of death is pending autopsy results. 

Assisting agencies included Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Sullivan City Police Department, Sullivan City Fire Department, Union/Dugger Fire Dept., Shelburn Town Marshal, and Sullivan County Coroner’s Office.


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