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(Updated 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.) Divers have located the body of Bart Zimmerman, 49, of Corydon at 5:03 p.m. (fast time). The body was recovered about 300 feet from Gate No. 5 of the Cannelton Locks and Dam.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be posted on as soon as they become available.
(Updated 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.) Divers located the body of one man who had been missing since Monday morning when his boat capsized during a fishing trip on the Ohio River.
The body of Ricky D. Wiseman, 47, of Troy was recovered about 3:17 (fast time), said Indiana Conservation Officer Mac Spainhour.
The search continues for Bart Zimmerman, 49, of Corydon, who disappeared when he tried to help rescue Wiseman and his fishing partner, Ed Elder, 69, of Tell City.
Elder, who was found by other fishermen, was taken by STATCARE air ambulance to University Hospital in Louisville, where he ‘is doing better than anyone could have expected,’ Spainhour said.
Shawn L. Allen, 50, of Corydon, who was fishing in the same boat with Zimmerman, was transported by ambulance to Perry County Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released Monday.
More details will follow as they become available.
Corydon man missing after fishing accident
(Updated 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2008.) Indiana Conservation Officers are searching the Ohio River for a Corydon man who has been missing since this morning following a boating accident near Cannelton.
Bart Zimmerman was fishing from a small boat with another man near the Cannelton Locks and Dam when the accident occurred about 8:30 a.m. (fast time).
Officials said anglers in two boats were fishing below the dam when a third boat passed between them and became caught up in the roiling water that passes through the dam’s gates.
The boat capsized, sending its occupants into the river. The fisherman from one boat attempted to help the victims who were capsized, but their boat also overturned.
Two other Harrison County men were pulled from the water and were transported to area hospitals, according to Conservation Officer Mac Spainhour.
A fourth fisherman is also missing.
Zimmerman, along with his brother, Kerry, own and operate Zimmerman Art Glass in Corydon.
Officials have not indicated who was in each boat. More details will follow as they become available.