Body of 22-year-old Indiana man recovered months after falling off ice shelf into Lake Michigan

Body of 22-year-old Indiana man recovered months after falling off ice shelf into Lake Michigan

PORTER COUNTY, Ind. (TOC) — The physique of a 22-year-old man from Indianapolis was positioned and recovered from Lake Michigan greater than two months after he fell into the water whereas on an ice shelf.

5 folks had been on an ice shelf alongside the shoreline close to West Seaside at Indiana Dunes State Park on February 21 round 5:30 p.m. when it started to crack. The group started to retreat to the shore, however one individual fell into the water, in line with officers.

Members of the group instructed officers they tried to succeed in their buddy, however had been unsuccessful resulting from massive waves and unstable ice.

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Workplace, in addition to a number of different companies, responded and commenced looking out the realm however had been additionally unsuccessful.

Two days after he was final seen, police recognized the person as Bryce Dunfee.

Dunfee’s physique was positioned and recovered Thursday morning, roughly a half-mile from the place he was final seen, in line with officers.

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Indiana Conservation Officers urge the general public to remain off shelf ice alongside Lake Michigan as it may be unpredictable and very harmful.

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