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Authorities: Bodies of 2 ice fishermen found in Madison County pond

Associated Press/WISH Staff Reports - FRANKTON, Ind. (AP/WISH) - Authorities say the bodies of two ice fishermen have been recovered from a Madison County pond.

The Madison County sheriff's department says the bodies were found around midnight Tuesday at Camp Kikthawenund in Frankton, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis.

The two men have been identified as 77-year-old Roger Chezem and 44-year-old Ed Bollman, both of Anderson. According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, Bollman was a conservation officer with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. He was not on duty at the time. The sheriff's office described them as "longtime friends."

No foul play is suspected.

Sheriff's Lt. Darwin Dwiggins tells The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin that when the men didn't return as expected from fishing Tuesday a relative of one of them reported about 9 p.m. that they were missing. A hole was found in the ice and the bodies were recovered by divers following a search.


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