Indiana Conservation Officers and Ohio County Deputies are investigating the death of a Dillsboro man who was found in the ice of a farm pond.
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on January 11th, Indiana Conservation Officers were dispatched to 2555 Milton-Bear Branch Road to assist in the recovery of a man located submerged in an icy pond.
Indiana Conservation Officers, Ohio County Deputies and the Ohio County Coroner responded to the scene. Officers located the man who was partially under the ice and water shortly after arriving.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. the victim, Clerance E. Marker, 87, Dillsboro, was recovered by Indiana Conservation Officers. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ohio County Coroner.
This incident is still under investigation at this time.
Indiana Conservation Officers are considered the premier water emergency response agency in Indiana and would like to encourage all citizens who enjoy the outdoors to make a plan, tell someone where you will be and when you anticipate to return. This is particularly inherent when near water with severe elements such as cold temperatures, ice and snow.