A fatal drowning in Culver is under investigation by Indiana DNR officials after EMS and police responded to an emergency call Sunday night. Shortly after 7 p.m., officials recovered the body of Valentin Sirghi, 22 near the public beach.
Sirghi and a friend were reportedly wading offshore near the buoy line, and when his friend was on his way back to shore, he noticed Sirghi had gone under. Officers quickly arrived at the scene and recovered the body around 8 p.m., when paramedics promptly transported him to St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Plymouth. There, Sirghi was pronounced dead around 8:30 p.m.
While the official cause of death has not yet been determined, officials have confirmed that weather did not play a part in the man’s death. More information on the drowning will be reported as it is released.