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Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after a man drowned Saturday near Milltown.

According to officials, a 911 call was placed just before 6 p.m. saying a victim went missing after he and another member of a paddling group capsized their canoe in the Blue River.

The victim was identified as 48-year-old Albert “Neal” Barger of New Albany.

Search efforts began shortly after but were later suspended after they were unable to locate Barger.

The search resumed Sunday morning using Sonar and officers were able to locate him.

Officials said Barger didn’t have any swimming experience and was not wearing a life jacket.

The search resumed Sunday at 7 a.m. using two types of side scan sonar, which officers say helped them pinpoint Barger’s location. 

Conservation officers strongly urge everyone to wear a life jacket at all times when around water, especially if swimming ability or water conditions are questionable. 

The investigation is ongoing. No other information was immediately available.