Fairfield Schools identifies 16-year-old student who died over the weekend

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office and several other agencies are investigating the death of a 16-year-old who is believed to have drowned at a private lake.

On Sunday afternoon, the 16-year-old was pronounced deceased at a residence in the 70000 block of CR 29 in Syracuse.

Fairfield Community Schools identified the victim as Kadin Schrock.

The sheriff’s office says the Elkhart County Homicide Unit, Coroner’s Office and Indiana DNR are all investigating.

Officials say that the drowning occurred when Schrock fell off of a rope swing. His body was located by other swimmers in approximately five feet of water. 

Fairfield Community Schools released the following statement:

With profound sadness and sorrow, Fairfield Community Schools confirms the loss of one of its students, sophomore Kadin Schrock, on May, 15, 2022, to an accidental drowning in a private pond. “Kadin was a great teammate on and off the field. He worked hard and loved the game of baseball. He means so much to our program. He's a true Falcon,” shared baseball coach Darin Kauffman.

High School Principal, Jason Grasty agreed, echoing that, "Kadin was an outstanding young man. He was a three sport athlete - involved in baseball, football and wrestling. Kadin also excelled in the classroom. His passing leaves a huge void in our Falcon Family.

“Our sincere condolences and thoughts go out to Kadin's family, friends, and a number of students affected by his passing. As our community processes this tragic news and copes with it’s grief, Fairfield Community Schools will continue to provide counseling and bereavement support services to all of our students and staff. The school community will continue to lift up this family in our thoughts and prayers as they navigate this difficult time.” - Dr. Carrie Cannon

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