MEDORA, Ind. (WDRB) -- Indiana conservation officers located the body of a man who fell through ice near Medora, Indiana on Friday night.

Divers found the body of 39-year-old Cole Cummins at around 11:25 p.m., after he fell through the ice at Swan Lake in Medora.

Officials say Cummins was first located with a remote operated vehicle, before divers recovered his body. Authorities say Cummins' body was found in 11 feet of water. 

According to a release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, another fisherman saw Cummins fall through the ice just before 7:30 p.m.


The other fisherman first attempted to rescue Cummins, but then fell through the ice himself. The second fisherman was able to pull himself out of the water, reach his vehicle, and call Jackson County 911.

Indiana State Police rushed to Swan Lake, near County Road 835 W, where divers entered the water.

The second fisherman was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment. He is expected to make a full recovery.

An official press release also states a Jackson County Deputy also fell through the ice. The deputy was able to get out of the water and make it safely to shore.

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