Kayaker drowns in Spencer County

By Herald Staff

Indiana conservation officers are investigating a boating accident that occurred Sunday and resulted in the death of a Warrick County man.

The accident occurred south of County Road 1060 North on Little Pigeon Creek which borders Spencer and Warrick counties.

At approximately 4 p.m. CT, the victim, Brandon T. Malone, 25, of Bullocktown and a friend were kayaking when they came upon a logjam that completely blocked travel downstream. Before being able to get to the shore, the victim tipped his kayak and went under water.

Efforts were made by the other kayaker to rescue the victim.

Malone was recovered by Indiana conservation officers around 1 p.m. CT Monday just downstream from where he was last seen.

He was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident.

Family has been notified and autopsy results have determined drowning as the cause of death.

Responding agencies included Warrick County Sheriff’s Department, Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Spencer County EMA, Warrick County EMA, Boonville Fire Department, Luce Township Fire Department, the Spencer County Coroner’s Office, and multiple area first responders.

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