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Teenage Swimmer Missing

Indiana Conservation Officers are reporting a 15 year old boy from Oaktown is missing after going under water in a small lake in Knox County.

The initial 911 call came in at 5:47 pm on June 30th 2017. The location of the incident is on private property near the Big Peach on Highway 41 near Emison. The missing subject was swimming and called for help. Another teenage boy tried to canoe out to him, but was unable to get to him before he went under water. Indiana State Police Officers and Deputies with the Knox County Sheriff's Department arrived on scene and canoed and swam out to the area the young man went missing. They were unable to locate him. Indiana Conservation Officers and the Vincennes Township Fire Department used watercraft and divers to search for the subject until after dark. Responding agencies included the Vincennes Township Fire Department, Washington Township Fire Department, Oaktown Fire Department, Edwardsport Fire Department, Knox County EMS, Knox County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police and Indiana Conservation Officers. The search was suspended at approximately 11:00pm Friday night and will begin again at daylight on Saturday morning.

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