Press release: Body of Terre Haute man recovered from Clay County lake

The following was sent to the Bloomingtonian Monday:

For immediate release: May 20, 2024

Body of Terre Haute man recovered from Clay County lake

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after their divers recovered the body of a Terre Haute man from the water at Chinook Fish & Wildlife area (FWA) last night.

Conservation Officers were dispatched to Chinook FWA at 8:29 p.m. for a person going under the water and not resurfacing. At 9:47 p.m., using sonar, the body of Micah T. Harrison, 19, was recovered in 14 feet of water.

Harrison was pronounced dead on the scene by the Clay County Coroner. The cause of death is pending autopsy results. Family notification has been made.

Conservation officers remind the public that swimming on DNR-managed properties is only permitted in designated swimming areas.

Other assisting agencies included the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Posey Fire Department, and Medic 9 Star Ambulance.


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