Officers rescue former county commissioner who fell through ice

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department said Randy Deetz was ice fishing in a pond on Country Road 23 outside Waterloo.

Posted: Jan 16, 2019 6:33 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2019 6:19 AM

WATERLOO, Ind. (WFFT) - A former DeKalb County commissioner is okay after falling through ice Wednesday morning.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department said Randy Deetz was ice fishing in a pond on Country Road 23 outside Waterloo.

Deputies say Deetz had been in the water for about 10 minutes before help arrived.

They were able to pull Deetz out of the water using a rope already tied to him and a boat.

Medics checked Deetz out at the scene.

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