Dekalb County man drowns in private pond

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a drowning that occurred yesterday evening at approximately 7:34 p.m. in a private pond in the 6700 block of County Road 29 in Auburn.

Daniel Burris, age 19, of Auburn, was swimming in his family’s pond when, for an unknown reason, he went under the surface. Family members located him in the pond, got him to shore and did CPR until medical personnel arrived. Medical personnel continued CPR on the scene. Burris was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dekalb County coroner.

Conservation Officers were assisted on the scene by the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department, Dekalb County EMS, Dekalb County Coroner’s Office, and the Jackson Township Fire Department.

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