Indiana Conservation Officers and Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the near-drowning of a Louisville woman.
Barbara Haller, 69, of Louisville, KY was swimming at the beach at Lutheran Lake in Bartholomew County.
She slipped off her inflatable raft and attempted to get back on, but went beneath the surface of the water.
Her husband was swimming nearby and was able to bring Haller back to the surface. A nearby boater assisted in bringing her to shore.
On shore, she had shallow breathing and was unresponsive. Emergency services were contacted at approximately 3:40 p.m.
South West Volunteer Fire Department was the first to arrive and administered first aid. Haller was then transported by Columbus Regional EMS and Stat Flighted to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. She was breathing but unresponsive during transport.
As of 8:30 p.m., Haller was stable, but still in critical condition.