Man dies in Indiana lake after ATV falls through ice

Updated 2/3/2019 9:46 AM

HERITAGE LAKE, Ind. -- An Indiana man has died after his all-terrain vehicle fell through ice on a lake in Putnam County.

Divers found 48-year-old Brett Crowder in about 30 feet of water in Heritage Lake. Authorities say the Coatsville man was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday, 35 miles west of Indianapolis.

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A friend also broke through the ice on an ATV but survived.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says "no ice is safe ice" after a rapid warm-up followed record low temperatures. The ice at Heritage Lake was about 2 inches thick.

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