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Body of man reported missing in White River near downtown recovered

Lynell Harris was last seen Tuesday near the West Washington Street bridge.
Credit: Indianapolis Fire Department

INDIANAPOLIS — Search crews recovered the body of a man who was last seen trying to swim to shore in the White River earlier this week.

Indiana DNR said the body of 34-year-old Lynell Harris was found about three-quarters of a mile south of the rock dam near the West Washington Street bridge. Harris was last seen Tuesday evening trying to swim to shore after falling from the dam.

An Indianapolis Fire Department dive rescue team did a top water search around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday near Oliver Avenue. The search was called off around nightfall because of darkness and swift water conditions.

Crews resumed the search each day this week and say Harris' body was found around 10 a.m. Friday.

Conservation officers say Harris' family has been notified. An autopsy will attempt to determine the cause of his death.

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