Juvenile swimmer recovered from Big Raccoon Creek in Parke County

Mansfield, IN- Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a call this afternoon of a swimmer who had disappeared in the water near the Mansfield Covered Bridge. 

The incident took place approximately 1:34 p.m. when witnesses reported a female juvenile struggling in Big Raccoon Creek before going under the surface.

Indiana Conservation Officers and multiple other first responders responded and recovered the juvenile, who was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital in critical condition. The juvenile female recovered from Big Raccoon Creek has been pronounced deceased.  Family notification has been made.

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the incident, but no foul play is suspected.  

Parke County Sheriff’s Department, Rockville City Police Department, Parke County Emergency Medical Service, Bellmore Volunteer Fire Department, Air Evac Lifeteam and Indiana State Police assisted at the initial scene.

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