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Flash flood claims life of Teresita man

The Owen County Sheriff’s Office identified 49-year-old Paul Switzer as the man who was swept away in the swollen waters of Indian Creek Sunday evening.

Numerous emergency responders, law enforcement officials and others searched for Switzer for hours after the area around Teresita Road received 2 inches of rain in about 45 minutes, according to officials.

Newly appointed Owen County Emergency Management Director Larry Karsner said the initial call came in at 5:38 p.m. Sunday.

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