Body Recovered from Silver Lake

KOSCIUSKO, Ind. (WOWO): A body has been recovered from Silver Lake in Kosciusko County.

Indiana Conservation Officers were called to the lake around 6:00 p.m., Saturday evening.

38-year-old Natalie Zellers, of Fort Wayne was swimming with her husband from a boat on the north end of Silver Lake. Both Natalie and her husband were wearing life jackets while in the water, but took them once they climbed back into the boat. Zellers was standing on the front of the boat when she fell backwards into the water. She went under the water and never resurfaced. Her husband attempted to rescue her while other witnesses called 911.

Using scan sonar, Indiana Conservation Officers located her body on the bottom of the lake. Divers recovered her in 22 feet of water around 9:00 p.m., Saturday night.

Indiana Conservation Officers and the Kosciusko County Coroner will be conducting the death investigation.