DNR finds body of man who went missing in Lake Monroe

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Indiana Conservation Officers have found the body of a missing 26-year-old male Bloomington man.

The man, identified as 26-year-old Anup Thota, was boating and swimming with co-workers at Lake Monroe Friday evening when they were caught on the water when a storm squall passed over the area.  

After it began raining, Thota’s friends realized he was no longer on the surface of the water.  

They immediately called 911 to get help to search for him.

All weekend, Indiana Conservation Officers, Monroe County Dive Team, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Perry-Clear Creek Fire Department all responded, using Side-Scan Sonar in an effort to locate Thota.

DNR officials confirmed they found Thota’s body Sunday evening around 7:30 p.m. A statement said Thota was found in about 15 feet of water. 

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