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Police and fire

  • Missing Mount Etna teen found in Fort Wayne
    17-year-old Brandon Smith who had been missing since Friday, was found safe in downtown Fort Wayne Sunday morning, the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department said.
  • 1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting on East Rudisill
    An adult male died from gunshot wounds early Sunday, according to Fort Wayne police spokesman Jason Anthony.Officers responded to a shooting about 12:55 a.m. in the 600 block of East Rudisill Boulevard.
  • Police seek help finding Mount Etna boy
    A teenage boy with special needs is still missing from Huntington County, and police hope the public can offer some tips.
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Marion swimmer, 18, drowns at Salamonie

An 18-year-old Marion man drowned Sunday afternoon in Salamonie Reservoir in Huntington County, according to Indiana conservation officers.

Jordan Laute was swimming at a beach when he went past the roped barrier into deep water, witnesses told authorities.

Laute, at first, appeared to be just playing and splashing. Bystanders eventually realized he was in trouble. After he slipped under the water, they searched for him without success, officers said.

Emergency crews were sent to the reservoir at 3:20 p.m., and rescue divers began looking for Laute. Conservation officers, using sonar, found the teenager’s body in 9 feet of water at 6:15 p.m.

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