Canoeist death ruled an accidental drowning

The body of a missing Columbus man was recovered from the Driftwood River Sunday after he went missing the day before while canoeing with friends.

The Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office says that 27-year-old Siddharth Sada Panicker drowned following the accident. First responders had been searching the area since the accident, which was reported at 4:25 p.m. Saturday. Coroner Clayton Nolting says that Panicker’s body was found at 10:59 a.m on Sunday.

Panicker’s cause of death has been ruled an accidental drowning.