Porter County Cyndi
Dykes has released the name of the man whose body was found Friday morning
at West Beach, after going missing near Marquette Park Beach on the
afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 11.
the man as Pawel Knych, 45, of Itasca, Ill. On Monday, the Indiana
Department of Natural Resources declined to identify the man, citing his
family’s request that he not be named.
Cause of death,
following an autopsy, Dykes said: “multiple significant injuries consistent
with being struck by a water craft.” Manner of death: accident.
Conservation Officers are investigating the incident as a boating accident,”
DNR said on Monday. “At this time it is believed the victim was the only
occupant of the boat and was struck by his own boat after falling overboard
for an unknown reason.”
“There is no
further information available at this time,” Dykes said.