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Indiana Conservation Officers are still searching for two men who were swept away in the White River near Williams Dam.

Conservation Officers along with members of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department responded to the East Fork of the White River just downstream of Williams Dam at approximately 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Department of Natural Resources Public Information Officer Jim Hash says while wading to the island both men were swept by the current 75 to 100 yards downstream and then didn’t resurface.

Indiana Conservation Officers are utilizing various sonar units, divers, and boats to search the area where the men were last seen.

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies, Indiana Creek Volunteer Fire Department first responders, and an IU Health Hospital ambulance crew are assisting in the search.

Officials have closed the boat ramp to the public at this time.

The search will continue until sunset, and will resume tomorrow morning, if necessary.