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Photo Of The Week - Social Distance Kayaking

Mar 19, 2020
Sam Lima

WVPE's Photo of the Week is a scene of serenity and calm on the St. Joseph River from the seat of a kayak. Thanks to Sam Lima for sharing this shot he captured on St. Patrick's Day at the Twyckenham Bridge in South Bend.   

Sam says he is trying to spend time in nature away from others during these unprecedented times. 

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UPDATE:

Here is the latest from the Indiana DNR: 

Indiana Conservation Officers have recovered the body of Jacob Sandy, age 23, of South Bend. At approximately 7:15 a.m. this morning, an employee of Indiana Dunes State Park observed Jacob’s body on the shoreline near where he was last seen on Saturday May 18th.

Indiana Conservation Officers and the Porter County Coroner’s Office were contacted for further investigation. The official cause of death is pending, but is believed to be accidental drowning. The media is asked to respect the privacy of Jacob’s family at this time.

Jacob was last seen kayaking near Porter Beach on May 18th just before a strong storm moved into the area. His kayak was located in New Buffalo, Michigan on May 21st.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the many members of the community who supported the search effort either through providing information to law enforcement or offering other assistance.