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Monrovia teen still missing after Lake Monroe accident

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department dive team and Indiana Conservation Officers are currently investigating a possible drowning that took place at about 1 p.m. at Paynetown State Recreation area. \nMonrovia resident Jacob D. Snyder, 18, was on a pontoon boat rented from Lake Monroe Boat Rental with a group of friends, said Angie Goldman, Indiana Conservation Public Information Officer. A female occupant of the boat dove in after a tube and appeared to be in distress because she couldn’t swim very well, at which point Snyder dove in the assist her, Goldman said. He never resurfaced from the water. \nAs of 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, diving efforts had been called off and Indiana Conservation officers were beginning a second sweep with the side scan sonar in an effort to locate Snyder's body. \nThis is all information currently available at press time. This story will be updated. Please continue to check for further updates.

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