Divers recover missing paddle boarder’s body at Saxony Lake in Fishers

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At approximately 3:23 p.m. June 11, Fishers Police Dept., Fishers Fire Dept. and Indiana Conservation officers responded to a call of a missing paddle boarder at Saxony Lake in Fishers, according to a press release sent to Current from the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources.

The call came about in reference to a paddle boarder who fell into the water and struggled before going under. The release states a witness attempted to enter the water to render aid but was unable to locate the victim. Upon arrival, FPD and FFD divers entered the water to locate the victim.

Indiana Conservation Officers provided sonar and located the victim, placing divers in the direct vicinity. At 7:51 p.m., a FPD diver and Indiana Conservation officer recovered the victim, identified as Anthony Pinner, Jr.

Through interviews, investigators learned that Pinner, 39, of Indianapolis, could swim and the exact cause of the incident is still under investigation as of press time. An autopsy was conducted June 12 to determine the cause of death.

A life jacket was found on the paddle board but was not in use. Indiana Conservation Officers encourage the public to always wear life jackets during water activities.

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