Ice-Fisherman Fell Through Ice, Found Dead

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an incident where a Wabash County man fell through the ice while ice fishing on a private pond.

On the morning of 1/25/18, Brian Ford (58) of Roann told a family member that he would be ice fishing on their pond in Lagro. She became worried about him after it got dark and he had not returned. Upon checking the area she observed his fishing gear still on the pond and also observed a large hole in the ice.

Indiana Conservation Officer divers arrived at the pond just before midnight and recovered the body of Brian Ford minutes later.

Indiana Conservation Officers advise using extreme caution when venturing out on the ice after several days of mild weather. Ice conditions can rapidly deteriorate with warming weather and precipitation.

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