Man pulled from White River drowns

June 1, 2012

Jason Purvis, 35, died Thursday night at IU Health Methodist Hospital after being pulled from the White River in downtown Indianapolis earlier in the day. Witnesses said Purvis attempted to swim across the river near the Oliver Street Bridge on Thursday afternoon but failed to make it. A diver recovered the man after he spent about 30 minutes under the water. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead about 9:30 p.m.