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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Body of Springville Man Recovered from Lake Monroe Drowning Friday afternoon

LAKE MONROE - JUNE 17, 2022 - This afternoon at approximately 5:15 p.m., Indiana Conservations Officers recovered the body of a missing Springville man.

The body of Dwight Fry was located in 30 feet of water utilizing sonar and divers near the area where he was last seen yesterday.

An exact cause of death is pending autopsy results.

On Thursday afternoon at approximately 5:18 p.m., responders were dispatched to the lake for two people struggling in the water. Upon arrival, officers learned that one of the individuals was rescued from the water by a passing boater. The second individual, Dwight Fry, 64, was missing in water.

A search was immediately initiated using sonar, boats and divers from multiple agencies.

Initial investigation revealed that before going missing in the water, Fry was attempting to help his wife, who began struggling in the water.

Search operations have been suspended for the night due to darkness and are scheduled to resume in the morning.

Agencies assisting with the search include Indiana Conservation Officers, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe County Dive Team, Indiana State Police and Monroe Fire Protection District.

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