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updated 1:17 PM UTC, Dec 16, 2017

Drowning Victim Identified

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(2/5/13) An Amish teenager who drowned in a farm pond while chopping ice blocks for his family has been identified as 17-year-old Lester Mullet of the Vernon County town of Clinton.

Sheriff's officials said other boys had just delivered ice blocks to the family's farm-house when they returned and saw only Lester's gloves on top of the water. Vernon County rescue divers recovered the boy's body about two-and-a-half hours after he fell in. The pond was 8-to-12-feet deep.

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