INDIAN LAKE — A Columbus man may have drowned when the canoe he was in began taking water and capsized.The body of 29-year-old Jeremy R. Kingray was recovered by divers in shallow water near Cranetown Island about two hours after the 4:40 p.m. call Sunday that reported the incident. Kingray was taken to Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine where he was pronounced dead. Kingray and another man were out on choppy waters at Indian Lake when the incident occurred. High winds and waves may have caused the boat to take on water and flip over but that was under investigation, said Brett Trump, area supervisor for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, division of watercraft. The other man in the boat was able to swim to shore and was not injured, Trump said.Logan County Coroner Michael Failor has not ruled on the cause of death. While it appears to be an accident, the Division of Watercraft is conducting a thorough investigation before issuing a ruling, Trump said. Failor could not be reached for comment Monday. The two men took off from a private residence nearby and didn't make it far before the boat started taking on water, Trump said. Neither man was wearing a life jacket, Trump said. He recommends life jackets for anyone going out in a boat no matter the weather conditions or water conditions or even swimming ability. Another factor that could have contributed to Kingray's death is the water temperature. It was 59 degrees but the temperature declines the deeper into the water, Trump said. “Just because it may be 85 degrees, the water temperature is still cold,” he said.Kingray's death is the state's first recreational boating-related fatality of the year, Trump said. You can comment on this story at www.limaohio.com.
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