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Updated: Local man dies in Indian Lake boating accident

Joshua KeithA local man is dead after an Indian Lake boating accident early Sunday morning.

The drowning victim is Joshua Keith, 22, of Bellefontaine.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports that watercraft officers received a call regarding nine people on a sinking boat north of the Lakeview boat ramp around 12:30 a.m.

The Lakeview Fire Department and Indian Joint Fire District rescuers pulled eight people safely from the water by the time ODNR officers arrived.

Authorities found Mr. Keith about two hours later. He was pronounced dead at Mary Rutan Hospital.

The initial investigation revealed none of the occupants were wearing life jackets.

Officers are continuing their investigation.

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