Friday, October 31, 2014


Dan Chambers, right, rakes around the Benjamin Franklin statue at Franklin College on Tuesday,June 10, 2014, in Franklin, Ind. The statue has been painted in honor of Jason Moran and Michael Chadbourne, two Franklin Community High School students pulled underwater after going over a dam to save a friend while they were swimming. (AP Photo/Daily Journal Scott Roberson) (Scott Roberson)

The Benjamin Franklin statue, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Franklin, Ind., at Franklin College has been painted in honor of two Franklin Community High School students who lost their lives while trying to rescue a classmate who was swept over dam while they were swimming. (AP Photo/Daily Journal Scott Roberson) (Scott Roberson)

This photo taken June 8, 2014, Gracie Kinsey, left, ties a blue ribbon on the antenna of Mike Childs' car on Main Street while friends fanned out across Franklin, Ind., to hang blue ribbons showing support for all the families involved in the Edinburgh dam tragedy. Two teenagers lost their lives while trying to rescue a classmate who was swept over dam while they were swimming. (AP Photo/Daily Journal, Scott Roberson) (Scott Roberson)

In this photo taken June 8, 2014, Sharron Waldrip, left, and John Walls tie a blue ribbon around a light pole at the Franklin High School in Franklin, Ind. Friends fanned out across Franklin Sunday to hang blue ribbons to show support to all the families involved in the Edinburgh dam tragedy. Ribbons in a central Indiana high school's colors have been put up around the city by friends of two teenagers who lost their lives while trying to rescue a classmate who was swept over dam while they were swimming. (AP Photo/Daily Journal, Scott Roberson) (Scott Roberson)
Police: 2nd teen has died from swimming accident
Authorities say 2nd teen has died after being caught in Indiana river trying to help friend

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 6:42 a.m.

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a second teenager has died after being caught in the churning waters near a central Indiana dam while trying to rescue a friend.

Indiana Conservation Officers say 16-year-old Michael Chadbourne of Franklin died early Wednesday. The Marion County coroner’s office said Tuesday he was on life support at an Indianapolis hospital until his organs were donated.

Chadbourne was pulled from the Big Blue River on Friday after he and three other teens tried to save Sarah McLevish, a fellow Franklin Community High School student had been swept over a dam at Edinburgh. A diver found 17-year-old Jason Moran’s body on Sunday.

Two other young men escaped on their own from the river about 30 miles south of Indianapolis

McLevish has been hospitalized in critical condition.