Body recovered from Spencer County pond

From Local Sources

DALE — Indiana Conservation Officers are reporting that the body of a man who went missing Tuesday in a small private pond in Spencer County has been recovered.

Police report that Robert A. Hardy, 65, Tennyson, and two others were on a small paddleboat checking a trot line at a private pond southwest of Gentryville when the boat overturned. All three occupants were thrown into the water at the pond off Spencer County Road 10W north of Spencer County Road 1350N.

According to police, the other two were able to make it to shore, but Hardy went under water.

At approximately 5:18 p.m. CDT, an Indiana Conservation Officer diver recovered Hardy in approximately 8 feet of water and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Responding agencies included the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Spencer County Emergency Medical Services, Spencer County EMA Water Rescue, Spencer County Coroner and the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department.



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