Goshen News, Goshen, IN

July 10, 2013

Ohio man dies after diving in lake


THE GOSHEN NEWS

— An Ohio man died Monday at 7 a.m. after a swimming mishap at Big Chapman Lake Saturday. Indiana Conservation officers were dispatched to Big Chapman Lake in Kosciusko County at 6 p.m. for a swimming incident involving Bradley Heyne, 26, Coldwater, Ohio.

According to police, he was swimming with friends when he dove head first off a boat, striking his head on a shallow sandbar. Other boaters pulled the unresponsive Heyne to shore and CPR was initiated. Heyne was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Boat crash injures teen

One New Paris teen was seriously injured in a boat crash at Lake Wawasee Sunday.

The crash occurred at 5:40 p.m. Indiana Conservation officers said Riley Wagner, 16, New Paris, was hospitalized with serious injuries after a 2005 Nautique operated by Marshall Dillon, 18, Goshen, accelerated out of control and hit a seawall near 11554 Venetian Drive. The boat was sent airborne onto land. Wagner was thrown from the boat approximately 50 feet and landed on the roadway of Venetian Drive.

Police said a broken throttle linkage handle caused the mechanical failure with the boat. There was significant damage to the watercraft and property where the boat landed, according to officers.

Wagner was listed in fair condition at Parkview North in Fort Wayne.

Teen drowns in lake

Indiana Conservation officers are investigating a drowning at The Howe School Summer Camp in Cedar Lake in LaGrange County.

At approximately 6 p.m. Monday, a 15-year-old juvenile involved in an evening “free swimming” activity was noticed to be missing. Staff checked the area on shore while the on duty lifeguard searched the swim area and located the juvenile in approximately 8 feet of water.

CPR was immediately started and the juvenile was transported to Parkview LaGrange Hospital, then flown by Medflight air ambulance to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, where the juvenile was pronounced dead by hospital staff.

Teen pedestrian hit by van

The Kosciusko County FACT./Crash Investigation Team is investigating a pedestrian that was critically injured after struck by a vehicle in Warsaw.

At 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, a van driven by Boyd Zickafoose, 62, Columbia City, struck a teen pedestrian as he proceeded to turn northbound onto Detroit Street with an automated left turn traffic signal. According to officers, the pedestrian was skateboarding and entered the crosswalk at the intersection of Center and Detroit streets. The teen was airborne and immediately transported to Central Park and airlifted to Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, in critical condition with massive head injuries. The identity of the skateboarder/pedestrian is unknown at the current time as detectives continue to investigate.

Two jailed for theft

LaGrange County police arrested two people during a theft investigation 5 a.m. Friday at 1150 E. 690 South, Wolcottville. Amanda Strunk and Joshua Cleveland, both of 102 N. Albany St., Wolcottville, were arrested on a charge of possession on methamphetamine after police found controlled substances were being used at the residence and obtained a search warrant through the LaGrange County Superior Court. Police said the residence is within a 1,000 feet of a school. Strunk and Cleveland are being held for multiple charges at LaGrange County jail with a bond of $64,000.

Several people were injured in crashes investigated by the local police departments:

• A driver received injuries in a two-vehicle crash at C.R. 13 and John Street in Elkhart. The collision occurred at 10:40 p.m. Sunday. Elkhart County police said a 2012 Ford Fusion driven by Monica F. Johns, 30, Elkhart, struck the rear end of a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica, driven by Steven C. Anderson, 68, Elkhart. Johns told police she doesn’t remember the crash. She was cited for traveling at an unsafe speed and arrested on a charge of intoxication. She was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail after being transported to Elkhart General Hospital for complaint of pain in her chin, right shoulder and right arm.