ST. PAUL, Ind. - A Cincinnati man died after jumping into the water at a park in St. Paul on Thursday afternoon.
The incident happened at White Rock Park near the Decatur County and Shelby County line off of Interstate 74 around 3 p.m. The park is advertised as a place for swimmers and cliff jumpers.
Ryan Hester, 30, and a friend jumped into the water at the same time from a 30-foot cliff, officers with the Indiana State Police said.
The friend came up but Hester never did. The friend contacted authorities and the Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene.
Witnesses reported that Hester landed awkwardly on a rope that marked the landing area, which could have been a factor in his death.
It took divers about 15 to 20 minutes to retrieve Hester's body just after 5 p.m.
Park officials said only one person is supposed to jump from the platform at a time.
The incident remains under investigation and an autopsy was scheduled for Friday.
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