SEVERE WX : Flash Flood Watch - Flash Flood Warning View Alerts

Man dies after falling into Wabash County pond

Indiana Conservation Officers said Brian Ford, 58, told a family member that he would be ice fishing on their pond in Lagro.

Posted: Jan 26, 2018 9:19 PM

LARGO, Ind. (WFFT) - An ice fisherman is dead after falling through ice on a private pond in Wabash County Thursday.

Indiana Conservation Officers said Brian Ford, 58, told a family member that he would be ice fishing on their pond in Lagro.

The family member was worried about him after it got dark and he had not returned.

That's when she saw his fishing gear still on the pond and also observed a large hole in the ice.

Indiana Conservation Officer divers recovered Ford's body minutes later.

DNR 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.

Article Comments

Fort Wayne
Overcast
71° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 71°
Angola
Broken Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 79°
Huntington
Overcast
67° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 67°
Decatur
Scattered Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 73°
Van Wert
Scattered Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 73°
Showers & Few Storms Thursday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events