Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a Rensselaer man who
fell through the ice on Saturday afternoon on a private pond in Jasper
County, the Department of Natural Resources said.
According to the
DNR, Timothy Powers, 48, of Rensselaer, and Anthony Ballone, 31, of
Jasonville, were ice fishing when both men fell through the ice. Ballone was
able to reach the shore and call 911, then attempted unsuccessfully to reach
back out to Powers.
recovered from the water by Rensselaer Fire Department and was transported
to Franciscan Health Rensselaer, where he was subsequently pronounced dead,
the DNR said.
Ballone was treated
and released from the hospital.
wearing safety equipment when the incident occurred,” the DNR said.