Boy dies on Lake Wawasee of possible drowning

UPDATE, Monday 9 a.m.:

The victim has been identified as Christopher Dixon. Officials say the 13-year-old boy was autistic. The possible drowning is still under investigation.


A 13-year-old boy was found dead in Lake Wawasee and Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating it as a possible drowning.

An Elkhart woman went to check on her son who had gone to bed at a Syracuse home. She was unable to find her son around 11:55 p.m. and asked her husband for help.

After searching for about a half an hour, he found his son submerged in the water near a pier by the house.

First responders were unable to revive the boy with CPR.

This incident is currently an open investigation by Indiana Conservation Officers.