Authorities: Bodies of 2 ice fishermen found at Indiana pond

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Authorities say the bodies of two ice fishermen have been recovered from an Indiana pond.

Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 9:16 AM
Updated: Feb. 14, 2018 9:24 AM

FRANKTON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of two ice fishermen have been recovered from an Indiana pond.

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The Madison County sheriff's department says the bodies were found around midnight Tuesday at Camp Kikthawenund in Frankton, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis.

WTHR-TV reports the men were an off-duty Department of Natural Resources officer in his 40s and a friend in his 70s. Names weren't immediately released.

Sheriff's Lt. Darwin Dwiggins tells The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin that when the men didn't return as expected from fishing Tuesday a relative of one of them reported about 9 p.m. that they were missing. A hole was found in the ice and the bodies were recovered by divers following a search.

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