This morning at approximately 12:00 a.m., an 18-year-old passenger on a boat entered the water at Hamilton Lake and was not seen again. 

At 8:14 a.m., Steuben County Communications was contacted and advised that the 18-year-old passenger was missing.

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the incident and other emergency personnel has responded to assist with the search.

Responders have been searching the lake in the area the boater was last seen utilizing SONAR, aircraft, divers, and search and rescue dogs.

Indiana Conservation Officers have been assisted by the Hamilton Police Department, Hamilton Fire Department, Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Angola Fire Department, Fremont Fire Department, Orland Fire Department, Steuben County EMS, and Indiana Search and Response.