LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a possible drowning after pulling the body of a New Albany, Indiana, man from a river. 

Officers say the incident happened around 5:45 p.m. Saturday near Milltown at the Blue River in Harrison County. 

The victim, 48-year-old Albert "Neal" Barger, was recovered Sunday just before 11 a.m. Barger had little swimming experience, and was not wearing a life jacket, officers say. 

Officers say a 911 call was placed at 5:50 p.m. Saturday on a report that the victim had gone missing after he and another member of their paddling group had capsized their canoe. 

Crews responded to the scene and recovery efforts began around 6 p.m. The search was suspended around 11 p.m. after dive efforts and surface searches were unsuccessful. 

The search resumed Sunday at 7 a.m. using two types of side scan sonar, which officers say helped them pinpoint Barger's location. 

Conservation officers strongly urge everyone to wear a life jacket at all times when around water, especially if swimming ability or water conditions are questionable. 

The investigation is ongoing. No other information was immediately available. 

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