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Two brothers-in-law dead after fishing trip

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Louisville, Ky. (WDRB) -- An early morning fishing trip turns deadly for two men in Indiana. Family members tell WDRB the two men weren't just friends--they were brothers-in-law.

64 year old Garry Bledsoe and 62-year-old David Goodwin wanted to beat the heat, so they headed out to a small private lake in Borden, Indiana around 6 a.m. Saturday. Before 8:30 a.m. neighbors saw a body floating at Hideaway Lake went in and recovered Goodwin's body.

A dive team had to retrieve Bledsoe. Bledsoe's sons say their father could swim, but Goodwin, could not. They don't know exactly what happened, but they believe one likely fell out of the boat. They say they do believe either one would've jumped in to try and save the other.

They describe their father as a Godly man committed to his wife and family. Bledsoe was the father of three sons and had 11 grandkids.

"They've been brother-in-law for 43 years or so," said Jimmy Bledsoe, Garry's middle son, "today was going to be their first outing and they were very much excited about that."

It has been a deadly summer on the water in Kentuckiana. Back in May, a two year old girl was found dead in the family pool in Valley Station. 6-year-old Keegan Adkins drowned at Woodhaven Country Club in Louisville. Last week, 6-year-old Ron-Deja Lynn Stevenson was found at the bottom of a pool at the Clarksville Holiday Inn and died days later. At Deam Lake in Indiana, two people have died this summer.

Officials say neither men were wearing life jackets. Goodwin's family didn't want to comment but WDRB was told he leaves behind a daughter, two sons, and several grandchildren.

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