2 teens die after falling through ice while fishing

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SPENCER, Ind. — Authorities say two Indiana teens have died after falling through ice while fishing at a rock quarry.

The state Department of Natural Resources said in a statement Sunday that divers recovered 17-year-old Clark “Edward” Shoemaker of Spencer and 13-year-old Dominic Arthur of Coal City from the water. The teens were taken to a Bloomington hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Autopsies are scheduled for Monday.

The department says they had been fishing with family at the quarry in rural Owen County. They fell into about 11 feet of water and were rescued roughly an hour and a half later.

The statement says the ice was less than three inches thick.

The department’s website says that at least four inches of fresh, solid ice is considered safe for ice fishing.



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