Switzerland County man dead after drowning, coroner says
PATRIOT, Ind. (WXIX) - A 20-year-old man is dead after drowning in a Switzerland County creek on Sunday, according to the Hamilton County Coroner.
The coroner identified the victim as Nathaniel Willman, of Patriot, Indiana. Willman was transported by AirCare to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Indiana Conservation Officers and emergency responders were dispatched at 2:26 p.m. to a boat ramp at Goose Creek for a report of a person who fell off a capsized personal watercraft and never resurfaced, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said.
Authorities say an initial investigation indicated that the personal capsized after another person attempted to board it.
A diver later pulled Willman out from 7 feet of water where he was submerged for almost an hour, officers explained.
The incident remains under investigation.
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