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Search for possible drowning victim continues Saturday in Edinburgh

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Posted at 1:37 PM, Jan 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-26 20:27:05-05

EDINBURGH — After three days of searching, crews in Edinburgh have called of the search for a possible drowning victim in the Big Blue River.

Emergency responders were called around 5 p.m. Thursday after someone saw what they believed to be a thin white male with blond hair, wearing a red shirt and blue jeans, swept under the water after being on top of the dam.

The search was suspended Thursday night and resumed Friday morning. Authorities also suspended the search Friday night due to the weather conditions.

On Saturday, authorities called of the search after conservation officers say the water levels are swift in some areas and are making a complete search "impossible."

As of Saturday, Indiana Conservation Officer Angela Goldman said in a press release there have been no missing person reports in the area matching the description of the possible drowning victim.

Authorities said they will continue to monitor the river when the weather and water conditions let them.

Crews are using watercrafts, drones and pike poles in the search. Several agencies are involved in the searching including, deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff's office, officers from Edinburgh Police Department, firefighters from the Bargersville, Franklin, Columbus and Ninevah fire departments, and members of the Shelby County Water Rescue team.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at 317-736-5155.

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