UPDATE: Ohio man dead after swimming mishap

An Ohio man is dead following a swimming accident on Big Chapman Lake in Kosciusko County over the weekend.

It happened on Saturday, July 6, around 6:00 p.m. when 26-year-old Bradley Heyne of Coldwater, Ohio, was swimming with friends at the Big Chapman Lake sandbar. Heyne dove head first off of a boat and struck his head on the shallow sandbar.

Other boaters quickly pulled the unresponsive Heyne to shore and CPR was immediately initiated. Heyne was taken a local hospital where he remained in critical condition until Monday morning when he passed away. Heyned was pronounced dead at 7:00 a.m.

Investigating Conservation Officer Nathan Hooley reminds anyone recreating around the water this summer to be aware of your surroundings and to wear a personal flotation device whenever possible.


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