July 14, 2015

Emergency Workers Find Body Of Brown County Flood Victim

BLOOMINGTON -- Emergency responders have recovered the body of a 37-year-old Brown County man who was swept away in floodwaters around midnight Monday.

The Department of Natural Resources says Travis Watkins was trying to cross Gnawbone Creek behind his home on Hoover Road to check on his grandmother when the rising waters carried him off. The Department of Natural Resources says Watkins’ body was found less than a mile from where he had fallen into the water 12 hours earlier.

Conservation Officer Angela Goldman says flooding overnight made for dangerous conditions in Brown County and is causing problems for many residents.

Lots of cars trying to cross flooded roadways, we’ve been doing evacuations from flooded houses, flooded apartment buildings, so yeah there’s been a ton of water related activity here in Brown and Bartholomew counties.

A travel advisory is in effect in Brown and Knox counties, meaning travel may be restricted in some areas and people should use caution.

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