MONROE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – The body of a Plainfield man has been recovered after an “apparent drowning” at Monroe Lake, according to the Monroe Fire Protection District.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said 29-year-old Ambachew Nigatu had been swimming off the beach of Fairfax State Recreation Area when he went missing.
Around 5:40 p.m., the family began checking the area and dialed 911 for help, according to DNR A number of agencies responded to the area to assist with the search.
The department said that just before 7 p.m., Nigatu, who was found in 6 feet of water, was unresponsive. Nigatu was pronounced dead at the scene.