UPDATE, November 21, 2017
Victim has been identified.
Shelby Co. Indiana Conservation Officers have identified the victim pulled from Flatrock River yesterday as Raymond Sanchez, 35 of Columbus.
Sanchez’s girlfriend notified Conservation Officer Dispatch around 11:30 PM that Sanchez had went out on the river earlier in the afternoon and had planned to float to Noblitt Park in Columbus. She said Sanchez was not familiar with the river and had no idea there were low head dams along his proposed route.
Sanchez continues to be in critical condition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
For immediate release: November 20, 2017
Assistance needed to help identify victim.
Shelby Co. Indiana Conservation Officers need help identifying a man that went over a low head dam in Shelby County. At approximately 1:00 this afternoon, witnesses saw a male in a Bass tracker Bantam boat go over the low head dam on Flatrock River in the Vandalia/Geneva area. The man was pulled from the water by Shelby County Swift Water Rescue Team. He is currently in critical condition at Methodist Hospital. Indiana Conservation Officers are currently trying to identify the man.
He was described by witnesses as being a white male in his thirties and dressed in an orange jacket. If you know who this man may be, please call Indiana Conservation Officer Dispatch at 812-837-9536.