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Monrovia teen drowns at Lake Monroe

Jacob D. Snyder, 18, of Monrovia, Ind., drowned Wednesday at Monroe Resevoir.\nSnyder had been boating with friends on a pontoon boat rented from Lake Monroe Boat Rental. At about 1 p.m. an inner tube thrown off the boat started to drift away due to wind, according to a press release from Indiana Conservation Public Information Officer Angie Goldman. Three people on the boat jumped in after it, none of whom were wearing life jackets. Two were retrieved by a passing boater on a jet ski, but Snyder failed to resurface, Goldman said. \nRecovery efforts made by the Monroe County Dive Team and Indiana Conservation Officers were unsuccessful throughout the day due to rough water conditions. Conservation Officers were able to locate the body via sonar in an area of water that was about 25 feet deep, and divers recovered the body around 10 p.m.\nSnyder was pronounced dead at the scene around 10:40 p.m. by Monroe County Deputy Coroner Liz Fiato. It has been ruled an accidental drowning. \nFurther information will be updated as it develops at

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