DNR investigating near drowning at Lake Shafer

Monticello Fire Department divers recovered 43-year-old Roger Jones Jr. in 18 feet of water. He is currently in critical condition.

Posted: Sep 6, 2020 8:44 PM
Updated: Sep 6, 2020 9:25 PM

MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) - Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a near drowning that occurred Sunday afternoon on Lake Shafer near Indiana Beach.

At around 4:55 p.m., White County Dispatch received a 911 call of a man that was believed to be missing in the water near the Riviera Resort. He had last been seen by family at the end of one of the resort’s piers.

DNR said first responders arrived on scene within moments of the initial call and began search and rescue efforts. After approximately 28 minutes, Monticello Fire Department divers recovered 43-year-old Roger Jones Jr. in 18 feet of water, near where he was last seen.

Jones was initially transported to IU White Hospital and has since been transferred to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis via Lutheran Air. He is currently listed in critical condition.

It is unclear if Jones was part of the Trump 2020 boat parade that also happened on Lake Shafer on Sunday.

Assisting agencies include Monticello Fire Department, Monticello Police Department, White County Sheriff Department, White County EMS, White County 911 Dispatch, and Lutheran Air.

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