Officials recover a possible drowning victim from the Blue River
HARRISON COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana Conservation Officers recovered the body of a possible drowning victim from the Blue River on Saturday evening.
Albert “Neal” Barger, 48, was in a canoe when it capsized.
Responders were called to the scene just before 6 p.m. The recovery effort began immediately.
Conservation officers attempted dive efforts and surface searches with no luck. They suspended the search around 11 p.m.
The search resumed Sunday morning around 7 a.m. with sonar scans which allowed divers to pinpoint the victim’s location.
Indiana Conservation Officers encourage everyone to wear a life jacket when around water.
This investigation is ongoing.