Update: Missing boaters body found in Wabash River (Vermillion County)

At 10:02 a.m. this morning, Indiana Conservation Officers recovered the body of Terry L. Evans from the Wabash River in the area where his capsized boat was first discovered.

His family has been notified. An exact cause of death is pending autopsy results.

Release as of April 17, 2021 at 9:52 p.m.

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a boat accident and searching for its missing occupant after a boat was reported overturned near the Duke Energy Plant in Vermillion County.

Yesterday, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a Duke Energy employee contacted 911 after observing an overturned boat near a low head dam which is located on a feeder creek along the Wabash River.

Indiana Conservation Officers responded and began searching the area with sonar and divers below the dam.

The missing boater has been identified as Terry L. Evans, 64, of Danville, Illinois.

Other responding agencies included the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department, Cayuga Town Marshal’s, Cayuga Volunteer Fire Department, and Illiana Emergency Medical Services.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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***Original Story***

Search underway for missing Wabash River boater (Vermillion County) [04/17/2021]

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a boat accident and searching for its missing occupant after a boat was reported overturned near the Duke Energy Plant in Vermillion County.

Yesterday, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a Duke Energy employee contacted 911 after observing an overturned boat near a low head dam which is located on a feeder creek along the Wabash River.

Indiana Conservation Officers responded and began searching the area with sonar and divers below the dam.

The missing boater has been identified as Terry L. Evans, 64, of Danville, Illinois.

Other responding agencies included the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department, Cayuga Town Marshal’s, Cayuga Volunteer Fire Department, and Illiana Emergency Medical Services.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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