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Corydon man found drowned in creek


August 06, 2014 | 09:25 AM

A Corydon man died Friday as a result of an accidental drowning in Little Indian Creek adjacent to the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon.

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Corydon Police Chief Jim Kendall, right, makes contact with Harrison County Sheriff's Dept. investigators as Indiana Conservation Officer Jim Schreck makes his way back to shore after a body was discovered in Little Indian Creek near the south bridge in downtown Corydon early Friday afternoon. The body was that of 44-year-old Daniel McKim. Photo by Alan Stewart
According to Indiana Conservation Officer Jim Schreck, the victim, 44-year-old Daniel McKim, sustained injuries, which given evidence at the scene, are consistent with a fall from the south bridge near which he was found. From the deck of the bridge to the creek below is 19 feet. An autopsy to determine the cause of death took place Saturday at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon. Toxicology results are pending.

Indiana conservation officers, along with the Corydon Police Dept. and Harrison County Sheriff's Dept., responded to the scene shortly after 1 p.m. after two Corydon fishermen located the body face-down in approximately one foot of water.

One of the fishermen, who were skimming for minnows, walked past the body and under the bridge before coming back and discovering the body.

"I thought it was a dummy or something. You don't expect to see something like that," one fisherman said.

McKim had been reported missing to the Corydon Police Dept. shortly before 12:30 a.m. by his mother.

Assisting agencies at the scene also included the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Dept., Harrison County Emergency Medical Services and the Harrison County Coroner's Office.

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