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One man dead after ice fishing accident

A Lafayette man has died after sustaining serious injuries in an ice fishing accident Tuesday, the The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office confirms.

Posted: Dec 13, 2018 3:24 PM
Updated: Dec 13, 2018 10:47 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man has died after sustaining serious injuries in an ice fishing accident Wednesday, The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office confirms.

Sixty-three-year-old Thomas Watkins initially suffered from life-threatening injuries and had to be rushed to IU Health Arnett. 

The Tippecanoe County Coroner's Office will be conducting an autopsy at a later date. 

Click this link for the full details on Tuesday's accident and how to keep yourself safe in case of an emergency on the ice. 

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