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Indy man dies when boat capsizes on Ohio River

Posted at 11:39 AM, Mar 25, 2016

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. -- Authorities say an Indianapolis man has died after his boat capsized while fishing with friends on the Ohio River.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the Clark County Coroner's Office pronounced 48-year-old Anthony Beck dead on a boat ramp at about 3 a.m. Friday. Authorities said Beck was fishing in a small boat with another man while another friend was in a separate boat. They were downstream from the Falls of Ohio State Park.

Authorities say both of the men in Beck's boat fell overboard when one of them stood in the boat. They both were wearing life jackets. Beck's friend, 43-year-old Juan Duncan of Indianapolis, swam to shore.

Beck's friends found him floating face and unresponsive. The victim's boat hasn't been recovered. Authorities plan to search later Friday.


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