Cause of death released in Raccoon Lake incident

PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – UPDATE 3:40 PM: After an autopsy was performed on Terry Johnson by Dr. Kohr Tuesday, the preliminary report showed the cause of death was consistent with drowning.


UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Terry L. Johnson, 29 of Veedersburg, IN. Efforts to resuscitate Johnson were unsuccessful. An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday morning at 8:00 am at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. The autopsy will be performed by Dr. Roland Kohr.


One man is dead after a drowning in Parke County.

It happened just before 5:00 Monday afternoon at Raccoon Lake, near the Walker Boat Ramp.

Officials say two men were near the lake when one went into the water and didn’t come back up.

Eight minutes after arriving on the scene, Conservation Officers recovered a 29-year-old Veedersburg man.

When divers pulled the man out of the water, he wasn’t breathing.

EMTs attempted to resuscitate the man while in route to St. Vincent Clay Hospital.

Those attempts were unsuccessful.

No names are being released at this time.

Drugs and alcohol are suspected to be a factor.

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