ndiana Conservation Officers are reporting that the body of a forty one year old man who went missing in a Warrick County lake on July 15, 2017 has been recovered.
Jeremy D. Bunker, 41 of Evansville, and his wife Vanessa D. Bunker, 38 were swimming after dark in Yellow Banks Lake near the beach area. After becoming disoriented and encountering some aquatic vegetation, the pair attempted to swim to shore. At approximately 10:23 PM bystanders saw Mrs. Bunker struggling to stay afloat while yelling for help. They then jumped in and rescued her. Mr. Bunker went missing, and was presumed to be underwater.
At approximately 12:39 AM on July 16, 2017 Mr. Bunker’s body was located by an underwater ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) piloted by an Indiana Conservation Officer. Indiana Conservation Officer divers then recovered Mr. Bunker’s body.
Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the incident.
Responding agencies included the Pidgeon Township Fire Department, Boonville Fire Department, Skelton/Owen Township Fire Department, Warrick County EMS, Warrick County Sheriff’s Department, Warrick County Coroner, and Indiana Conservation Officers.