Indianapolis Man, 20, Found Dead After Going Camping With Friends

A Shelby County deputy coroner told NBC 5 affiliate WTHR that it appeared the 20-year-old had drowned

A central Indiana coroner has identified a man whose body was found in water at a campground. 

The Shelby County coroner confirmed Tuesday that the body found at White Rock Park was that of 20-year-old Christopher Demarrco Easton of Indianapolis. 

Easton was visiting the park with friends when he disappeared.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources officials say Easton was last seen at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday on park property when he left his friends to walk around the campground area.

For days Indiana conservation officers used boats and sonar to search a rock quarry near where a search dog located Easton's scent, NBC 5 affiliate WTHR reports.

Divers found his body near a small dock in the middle of the water used for swimming, according to WTHR.

"I just hope it doesn't hurt anybody, that nobody wants to come out here, because this is a fun place," camper Lori Walston told WTHR."I just feel really sad for the family." 

Officers recovered the body from water about 25 feet deep on Monday. There was no lifeguard on duty at the park, which is about 45 miles south of Indianapolis.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources officialssaid it appeared Easton died by drowning, and his death did not appear to be suspicious, WTHR reports. 

"I can't speculate what type of accident it is. It's just some type of accident or an incident I should say," DNR officer Travis Stewart told WTHR.

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