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Body Of Medora Man Found In Icy Waters
Updated February 21, 2015 12:32 PM
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(MEDORA) - Indiana Conservation divers recovered the body of a Medora man from Swan Lake Friday night.

The body of 39-year-old Cole Cummins was found at 11:25 p.m. Cummins had fallen through the ice at Saw Lake earlier in the evening.

Officers were able to locate Cummins using a remote operated vehicle prior to divers recovering the body in about 11 feet of water.

According to police, Cummins' fishing partner saw him fall through the ice, and then attempted to help Cummins before falling through the ice himself.

The partner was able to get out of the water and crawl to his vehicle. He then drove to Cummins' girlfriend's nearby home and dialed 911.

Shortly thereafter, Cummins' parents were summoned and quickly drove to the lake where they were unable to assist their son.

Jackson County deputies and a Brownstown officer quickly arrived, donned life jackets, and crossed the ice in an attempt to rescue Cummins with a throw bag.

That is when a Jackson County deputy also fell through the ice, but was able to make it to shore.

Cummins' fishing partner was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of hypothermia and is expected to fully recover.

Assisting agencies at the scene included Indiana State Police, Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Brownstown Police Department, and Owen Township Volunteer Fire Department.

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