08/10/12 Marshall county coroner Bill Cleavenger said Thursday morning after referring with the Indiana Conservation Officers and the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office, that alcohol was not a factor in Sunday’s boating fatality on Lake Latonka in Plymouth.

61 year old Roger R. Martin of suburban Chicago was killed when he was run over by a ski boat driven by a family member.  Martin fell from the boat as it was making a sharp turn to recover skiers who had fallen from a water tube being towed behind the boat.

The incident still remains under investigation by the Conservation Department and the Coroner’s Office but Cleavenger emphasized that it was important to note that

alcohol consumption by both the victim and the boat operator was not a factor in Martin’s death.