DNR recovers body of man in Wabash River on Monday

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VIGO COUNTY, Ind. – Conservation officers received a call Monday afternoon of a man struggling in the water near Fairbanks Park.

Authorities found the body of a man that witnesses said disappeared under the water in the Wabash River. The incident reportedly took place around 2:15 p.m.

Officers used sonar technology to locate and recover the body in the river.

Based on conflicting reports about what he was wearing from witnesses, authorities initially believed there was a second person missing and extended their search. No other victims were located.

An autopsy is scheduled and the identify of the man is currently being withheld.