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Ice fisherman dead after falling through ice in Jasper County

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Indiana 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.

Powers was 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.

“Neither was wearing safety equipment when the incident occurred,” the DNR said.


Posted 2/25/2019




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