Search resumes for Indiana teen missing near dam

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EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Water rescue personnel are using sonar in their ongoing search for a 17-year-old boy who vanished in a dam’s swirling waters during a swimming outing that left two friends in critical condition.

Conservation Officer Jet Quillen says about 30 rescue personnel resumed searching for Jason Moran of Franklin about 8 a.m. Saturday. The search had been suspended Friday night.

Moran vanished about noon Friday after he and three other young men swam over a dam about 30 miles south of Indianapolis to try to rescue 16-year-old Sarah McLevish of Morgantown when she became trapped in roiling waters beneath the Edinburgh dam.

Two of the teens made it out safely. But McLevish and 16-year-old Michael Chadbourne were pulled from the waters and remain in critical condition at an Indianapolis hospital. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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