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Crews searching for missing man in White River on Indianapolis' west side

Posted: 8:09 PM, May 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-26 10:02:03-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A water recovery operation has been called off Saturday evening for a missing man in the White River on the west side of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Fire Department crews and emergency personnel were called around 6 p.m. to the area near West 21st Street and East Riverside Drive, after a couple took a selfie, noticed a capsized canoe and a man struggling in the background of the picture, IFD Battalion Chief Rita Reith said.

A short time later, a woman told authorities her fiancé was canoeing and went missing, Reith said. Authorities believe it is the same person.

Fire fighters have retrieved the canoe, Reith said.