Fisherman drowns in White River

July 1, 2011

A 21-year-old fisherman drowned Thursday afternoon in the White River in Indianapolis while trying to free a snagged fishing line. The victim’s friend said the pair were fishing near West Street when his friend waded into deeper water to free his line because he did not want to lose his lure. Rescue crews recovered his body four hours later. The victim’s name has not yet been released.