Posted on June 22, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Sunday, Jun 22 at 10:47 AM
Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Indiana Conservation Officer Divers recovered the body of an Otwell man from Patoka Lake in the evening hours of June 21.
The body of Anthony Catt, 43, was pulled to the surface just before 9 p.m. in the Goose Island aread after conservation officers located him with an underwater camera.
Around 3 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a call that Catt dove into the water from a pontoon boat and had not resurfaced. Witnesses said Catt had struck his head on the dive down.
Officers were able to locate Catt's body using divers, sonar and a Remote Operated Vehicle containing an underwater camera.
Catt was not wearing a lifejacket at the time of the incident, and alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor. Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage boaters to wear a lifejacket and avoid alcoholic beverages when aboard watercraft.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday, and an official cause of death has yet to be determined.