Ice Fisherman Found Dead

A man is dead after officers say he had fallen through the ice as he was fishing on a frozen pond in Morgan County.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the man was pulled out Sunday and taken to IU Health Morgan where he was pronounced dead.

A news release from the DNR said the man had been fishing on a pond on private property on Hackers Creek Road in Martinsville. The property owner called 911 when he noticed footprints and equipment but did not see the fisherman.

The Washington Township Fire Deptartment dive team was the first on the scene.

.The DNR urges you to be careful if you’re going out on ice and always wear a life jacket.