Cincinnati Man Dies After Jump Into Indiana Lake

ST. PAUL, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a Cincinnati man died after jumping 30 feet into an old rock quarry at a private park in central Indiana.

State conservation officers say divers found 30-year-old Ryan Hester’s body in the lake at White Rock Park near the town of St. Paul. Witnesses told investigators that Hester landed awkwardly on a rope marking the landing area after jumping with a friend from a platform Thursday afternoon and didn’t come to the surface.

Officer Corey Narrod tells The Indianapolis Star ( ) that Hester’s body was found in 19 feet of water.

Narrod said signs clearly state only one person at a time should jump from the platform at the park about 30 miles southeast of Indianapolis.


Information from: The Indianapolis Star,



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