Sunday morning a group of family and friends searching for a missing Bloomington man found his body in a pile of flood debris about 50 yards south of Country Club Drive near Clear Creek.
Colten Booe, 31, of Bloomington, was reported missing early on Saturday, June 19, after a chaotic night of flash flooding in the area. Booe was last seen Friday night in a vehicle driving into?the rapidly-moving floodwaters near South College Avenue and West Dodds Street.?
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According to a news release from the Bloomington Police Department, Booe was driving a 2016 Nissan Versa south on College Avenue in the company of a friend on Friday,?June 18. The friend told investigators as the men?drove through the rushing water, their vehicle began to drift?and eventually collided with an unknown object.
Police said the friend climbed out of the open passenger window and was dragged underwater. He reported grabbing onto a tree branch and hauling himself from the floodwaters, but he?did not see Booe or the vehicle again. The 29-year-old man was taken to an area hospital for treatment of several injuries by a family member, police said.
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BPD reported searching for Booe by checking the banks of the flooded creek and located the Nissan Versa on its side in Switchyard Park on Saturday morning. An Indiana State Police diver was able to look inside the vehicle, but Booe was not inside. Officers searched Switchyard Park but did not locate Booe.?
Monroe County Coroner Joani Shields identified?Booe after his body?was located. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to determine the cause of death.