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Victims Body Recovered From Fletcher Lake

August 14, 2011

08/15/11  Indiana Conservation Officers recovered the body of a Logansport man after he slipped underneath the water and failed to resurface at Fletcher Lake in Southwestern Fulton County Saturday afternoon.

According to Indiana Conservation Officer Guido Tims, Michael Rorison of Logansport and a female friend had gone for a boat ride around 4:30 pm when sometime shortly before 6 pm their dog jumped from their boat and into the water.  Rorison in turn jumped in after the dog, apparently experiencing some sort of difficulty swimming as he swam towards the dog.  He asked his friend to throw him a life jacket, but Rorison was unable to reach it.

Rorison’s body was located in about 30 feet of water by Indiana Conservation Officers using sonar technology and a recovery was made at about 10 PM Saturday night by Indiana Conservation Officer divers.

The cause of death is unknown pending an autopsy Sunday afternoon in Rochester

Units at Scene:  Indiana Conservation Officers, Fulton County Sheriff’s Dept,  Rochester Fire and Rescue, Liberty Township Fire and Rescue, and Fulton County EMS