The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian Monday:
For immediate release: August 14, 2023
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after the body of a Bloomington man was recovered from Monroe Lake on Sunday afternoon.
At approximately 2:20 p.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Moore’s Creek after a man went under the water and never resurfaced.
Paul Bosler, 66, of Bloomington, was located a short time later by Indiana Conservation Officers with the assistance of the Monroe County Dive Team. Lifesaving measures were attempted but Bosler succumbed to his injuries after being transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
Witnesses stated that Bosler jumped off a boat to swim and never resurfaced after going under the water.
No life jackets were being used at the time of the incident.
Assisting agencies include the Monroe County Dive Team, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana University Health Ambulance, and the Monroe County Fire Department.