Body recovered after person falls through ice; DNR searching for 2nd person

Indiana DNR Conservation Officer Jonathon Boyd confirmed the body of an ice fisherman was recovered in Leesburg, Indiana.

The incident happened at the Leesburg Quarry at 76 West and 600 North in Leesburg, Indiana on Sunday.

Officers say a witnesses found ice fishing equipment on the ice next to a large hole and a second witness stated the fishing equipment had been out there all day.

Indiana Conservation Officers responded to the scene and conducted a search and recovery operation.

The Indiana Conservation Officers Dive team was on scene to help conduct an underwater search and recovery operation.

Indiana Conservation Officers discovered the body of 29-year-old Dustin Reaker of Bremen Sunday around 7:00 p.m.

Officers say 41-year-old Allen Stattler of Dowagiac is still missing after both him and Reaker went ice fishing Friday night and never returned.

After unsuccessful search for Stattler, the search was suspended Sunday and is to resume Monday morning, according to Indiana DNR.

Officers were assisted by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department and several area fire departments.

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