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2 ice anglers drown in central Iowa pond

January 31, 2012 at 01:46 PM

The Associated Press

PATTERSON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man and woman who’d gone ice fishing on a rural Madison County pond have drowned.

A fire department dive team pulled the bodies from the pond on Monday night. The pond is about four miles north of Patterson.

Authorities identified the pair as 64-year-old Linda Jones, of rural Prole, and 80-year-old George Pierce, of Des Moines.

Jones’ husband, Larry Jones, told authorities that he’d gone to the pond to check on his wife and Pierce but found a hole in the ice that was several feet wide.

Chief Deputy Jason Barnes of the Madison County Sheriff’s department says the hole was about 10 feet from shore and that the water there was 7 to 8 feet deep.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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