Bennington man’s body recovered from a private pond

DILLSBORO – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an incident after a man’s body was recovered from a private pond on Saturday evening.

At approximately 7:53 p.m., authorities were dispatched to a property on Bells Branch Road in reference to a male swimmer that went under the water and never resurfaced.

At 12:48 a.m., the body of 39-year-old Weston Ellis was recovered in approximately 10 feet of water.

This incident is still under investigation and an exact cause of death is pending autopsy results.

Conservation Officers were assisted in at the scene by the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department, Dillsboro Police Department, Ohio County EMS, Rising Sun Fire Department, Bear Branch Fire Department, and Indiana State Police.