Press release: Body of missing Osgood man recovered from Versailles Lake (Ripley County)

The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian:

For immediate release: March 17, 2024

Body of missing Osgood man recovered from Versailles Lake (Ripley County)

Indiana Conservation Officers have recovered the body of Carson Hughes, 18, of Osgood from Versailles Lake.

At 6:50 p.m., conservation officer divers, utilizing sonar, recovered Hughes in six feet of water.

Hughes was pronounced dead on scene by the Ripley County Coroner and an exact cause of death is pending autopsy results. Family notification has been made.

Assisting agencies include the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, Ripley County Coroner’s Office, Indiana State Police Aviation, Ripley County EMA, Ripley County EMS, Ripley County Health Department, Versailles Fire, Delaware Fire, Hamilton County Urban Search and Rescue, Friendship Fire, Batesville Fire, Buckeye Search and Rescue, Ohio Task Force One, Texas EquuSearch, Hamilton County Police Association Dive, and hundreds of civilian volunteers. 

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