Indiana Conservation Officers Investigate Drowning in White River

Indianapolis-Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a drowning that occurred Thursday morning near downtown Indianapolis.

Thursday morning at approximately 9:44 a.m., first responders were dispatched to the White River near 10th Street and White River Parkway West Drive for a person in the water. Initial witness statements described a male acting in an erratic manner and then entering the water.

Once on scene, Indianapolis Fire Department personnel deployed a boat and reached the subject at 10:07 a.m.  Upon arrival, the victim was observed floating face down in the water.

IFD began life-saving efforts and the victim was transported to Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital. Despite the best efforts of the Indianapolis Fire Department, the victim was pronounced dead at 10:55 a.m.

Officers are still working on a positive identification of the victim and family notification.  An exact cause of death is pending autopsy results.

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