Sheriff’s Office: 2 dead after boat capsized in Warrick Co.

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Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 8:59 PM CDT
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NEWBURGH, Ind. (WFIE) - The Warrick County Sheriff’s Office confirms that two people are dead after a boat capsized on Saturday.

It happened at a home in the 3700 block of Martin Road in Newburgh.

Authorities say four men were doing construction work at the property, then decided to go fishing. Two left to get supplies. When they returned they could only see the boat and hats floating of the other two men.

We’re told none of the men could speak English, but let their boss know what happened. It was the boss who called 911.

Officials say they received the call at around 4:02 p.m.

Nearly 30 minutes later, authorities say fire department dive teams found two bodies underwater.

The two people were later identified as 23-year-old Jesus Gonzales and 27-year-old Eulises Martinez-Gonzales of Owensboro, Ky.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Other agencies that responded to the water rescue included the Newburgh Police Department, Ohio Township Fire Department, Newburgh Fire Department, Warrick EMS, DNR, Indiana Excise Police and the Warrick County Coroner’s Office.

The drownings remain under investigation.

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