A Lake Station man drowned Saturday in Deep River in Lake County, the
Indiana Department of Natural Resources said.
The victim was identified as Jeffery Sandefur, 25.
At 11:47 p.m. Sandefur was with friends along Deep River near the Waterfront
Lounge in Lake Station when he told them he wanted to go swimming.
“Witnesses quickly dialed 911 after Sandefur did not re-surface,” DNR said.
Sandefur was subsequently recovered from Deep River at 3:37 a.m., by Eric
Eschelman with Lake County Aquatics.