Indiana Conservation Officers are searching Bass Lake for a missing Bass Lake resident.

Thirty-seven year old Anthony Cohn, was standing on a sandbar Tuesday when the wind released the anchor of the boat he was with from the sand. The boat began to rapidly float away, and Cohn swam after it. He entered deeper water and went under the surface. He did not return to the surface, and 911 was called.

Conservation officers and other emergency personnel immediately responded to the area and began a search.

The public is asked to avoid the area while the search continues.