Indiana man dies following ice fishing accident

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An Indiana man is dead following an ice fishing accident in Daviess County.

Indiana Conservation Officers say a 55-year-old Roger Williams, of Loogootee fell through the ice on Friday.

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 7 p.m. about the incident.

Rescue crews were able to get Williams to shore, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers say the ice was two inches thick where Williams fell through. They also say he hadn’t been in contact with anyone for several hours before he was found and wasn’t wearing a life vest.

Indiana Conservation Officers say no ice is safe and when in doubt, don’t go out.

Officers say you should stay off of ice unless it’s at least four inches thick. They also say you need five inches of ice to support a snowmobile or ATV and eight inches of ice to support a medium weight truck.

For more safety information  click here.

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(This story was originally published on February 5, 2019)

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