Man Drowns at Cataract Falls

On Labor day September 7th at approximately noon a person drowned at Cataract Falls located in Owen County. The victim was Mario Luis Cardozo age 28, male from Terre Haute. Cardozo was reportedly swimming in an area of Cataract Falls that prohibited swimming. Witnesses reported watching as Cardozo appeared to be fatigued and then vanished under the water. Indiana Conservation Officers arrived on the scene and recovered Cardozo from the water and attempted to perform CPR. Cardozo was pronounced dead at the scene. At this time Conservation Officers suspect that no foul play was involved in the death, however the investigation is still ongoing.

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