Body recovered from Monroe Lake



MONROE COUNTY, Ind. (IUSTV News) – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says the body of a New York man was recovered from Monroe Lake Saturday afternoon.

First responders were called to Paynetown State Recreation Area at the lake just before 4 p.m. after people reported a man went underwater and never resurfaced.

Monroe County Dive Team later recovered the body of the man, identified as 40-year-old Rajesh Kumar.

Witnesses told investigators that they saw Kumar jump off a boat into the water, but he never came back up for air.

DNR officials say no life jackets were being used when Kumar was at the lake.

In April of this year, IU students 19-year-old Siddhant Shah, and 20-year-old Aryan Vaidya drowned while at Monroe Lake. The two were at the lake with friends when they fell beneath the surface while swimming.