Officials search again for possible drowning victim

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EDINBURGH, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said lower water levels and a break from record-low temperatures allowed emergency personnel to search the Big Blue River on Friday for a potential drowning victim but they were once again unsuccessful in finding anyone.

The initial rescue effort began last month when a 911 caller reported someone entering the water and getting swept downstream. He was described as a white male, with blond hair, a thin build, and wearing a red shirt and blue jeans.

Indiana Conservation Officers, the Johnson County Dive Team, the Shelby County Rescue Team, and the Franklin Fire Department searched the river yesterday, from the dam to approximately 200 yards downstream.

The man remains unidentified. If you know of a missing person who fits the description, contact the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department at 317-736-5155.

Unless there is significantly more information discovered about the identity of the potential victim, there are no plans for another coordinated search of the river.

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