An Ohio man has died after a swimming mishap over the weekend in Kosciusko County.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are investigating the tragic swimming accident involving Bradley Heyne, 26, of Coldwater, Ohio.
According to a DNR press release, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Heyne was swimming with friends at Big Chapman Lake sandbar when he dove head first off of a boat, striking his head on the shallow sandbar. It was not on Lake Wawasee as reported by numerous media outlets.
Other boaters quickly pulled the unresponsive Heyne to shore and CPR was immediately initiated. Heyne was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition, the release states.
Investigating Conservation Officer Nathan Hooley reminds anyone recreating around the water this summer to be aware of your surroundings and to wear a personal flotation device whenever possible.