One Fatality At Patoka This Weekend

One Fatality At Patoka This Weekend


A woman has died on southern Indiana’s Patoka Reservoir.

Conservation officers say 55-year-old Patti Hoskins-Owens had been in the water on a raft when she cried for help getting back to a boat. Once on the boat, she became unresponsive.

Officers say three nurses swam to the victim’s boat and began CPR until additional help arrived. One taken to shore, Hoskins-Owens was airlifted to Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, where she was pronounced dead.

Officers say the incident occurred Sunday afternoon in the Sycamore Creek area of the reservoir about 45 miles west of Louisville, Ky.