Man drowns after fishing

July 22, 2010

Indiana Conservation officers are investigating the drowning of a 24-year-old Morgantown man. Matthew Smith and a friend were fishing from a canoe Wednesday night in Lake Maxine, a 16-acre private lake near Plano in Morgan County. As they headed back to shore, the canoe capsized and both men ended up in the water. Smith attempted to swim to shore but didn’t make it.  The friend called 911 at about 8:45 p.m. Emergency units recovered Smith’s body about two hours later in seven feet of water. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.