Lake Schafer Boating Accident Claims a Life


Indiana Conservation Officers believe alcohol and speed may have been factors in a fatal Saturday boating accident on Lake Shafer. Anne L. Wittsock, 43, of Burbank, Ill. drove a personal water craft into NIPSCO utility cables stretched across the lake to keep boaters away from Norway Dam, according to a DNR news release. Nearby boaters rescued her and performed CPR. Wittsock was initially taken to IU Health White Hospital and flown to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where she was pronounced dead. A male passenger, Joseph P. Allen, also of Illinois, was not hurt in the crash.