Tag Archive for Parke County

Ronnie M. Gore, 74, of Covington, Recovered from Raccoon Lake

Friday, July 14, 2017, 9:03 PM

Rockville, IN – Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a call about a man swimming in Raccoon Lake who failed to resurface.

The incident took place around 4:38 p.m. this afternoon. Ronnie M. Gore, 74, of Covington, jumped off a boat to swim and appeared to be struggling briefly before disappearing underwater. Witness boating with Mr. Gore were able to give an approximate location of where the incident occurred. Indiana Conservation Officers used sonar technology to locate Mr. Gore’s body, which was recovered by the Indiana Conservation Officer Dive Team at 6:42 p.m.

Indiana Conservation Officers are currently investigating the incident, although no foul play is suspected at this time. An autopsy is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. tomorrow at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute.

Bellmore Volunteer Fire Department, Parke County EMS, and Parke County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

Sent by Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 5

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Tammy Russell, 52, Killed in Parke County ORV Crash

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 5:44 AM

Rockville, IN – Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a call of an off-road vehicle crash on a county roadway Sunday morning.

The incident took place around 1:13 a.m. Sunday morning along Marshall Road in Rockville.

Andrew Crouch, 41, was operating a Suzuki four-wheeler when he lost control in a shallow curve and crashed. Crouch was transported to Union Hospital and later airlifted to IU Health in Indianapolis for multiple serious injuries.

The passenger, Tammy Russell, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Indiana Conservation Officers are currently investigating the incident, and an autopsy is scheduled for July 10, 2017 at Regional Hospital.

No helmets or protective gear were present at the scene. Alcohol is suspected of being a contributing factor of the crash.

Parke County Sheriff’s Department, Parke County Ambulance Service, and Rockville Police Department assisted at the scene.

 

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