Indy man dies after being pulled from water in Owen County

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of an Indianapolis man after he was pulled from Mill Creek in Owen County.  

Vicente Ramos Valencia, 23, of Indianapolis, was wading into deep water in Mill Creek at the Cataract Falls State Recreation Area Saturday afternoon.  Witnesses described that Valencia began struggling before disappearing under the surface of the water. 

Within minutes of Valencia disappearing, a witness was able to locate him in 7 feet of water and bring him to shore.  An off duty EMT and other bystanders were able to perform CPR until first responders arrived on scene. Valencia was subsequently pronounced dead a short time later.

Responding agencies: Indiana Conservation Officers, Owen County EMS, Owen County Coroner’s Office, Owen County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Cataract Volunteer Fire Department and Putnam County EMS.              

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