HERITAGE LAKE, Ind. (AP) — 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 Feb. 2, 35 miles west of Indianapolis.
A friend also broke through the ice on an ATV, but survived.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said “no ice is safe ice” after a rapid warm-up followed record low temperatures. The ice at Heritage Lake was about 2 inches thick.