Lafayette man dies after falling off inner tube in river

MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man is dead after tubing down the Tippecanoe River near Diamond Point on Sunday afternoon, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said Monday.

According to the department’s conservation officers, White County Communications about 3:50 p.m. Sunday received a 911 report of a man who was pulled from the Tippecanoe River in White County. 

Jerry F Boling II, 51, of Lafayette, was floating down the river in an inner tube with two friends. At some point, he fell into the water from his tube and began to struggle. Friends grabbed him and got him back to his tube. Sometime later, Boling again fell in the water and started to struggle. A boater pulled him into a boat and took him to the bank to emergency responders waiting at a residence along Diamond Point.

Conservation officers and a bystander performed CPR and applied an automated external defibrillator before emergency medical services arrived. Boling was taken to IU Health White Memorial Hospital where he died.

The White County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death.

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, no one in Boling’s group possessed a life jacket.

Visit the USSA News store!
Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: Staff Reports


This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, http://wishtv.com and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact the USSANews.com administrator by using the contact form located in the top-left menu. Your request will be immediately honored. Please visit http://wishtv.com for more terrific, conservative content. The owner of this website may be paid to recommend American Bullion. The content of this website, including the positive review of American Bullion, the negative review of its competitors, and any other information may not be independent or neutral.

USSANews.com USSANews.com