Body of ice fisherman pulled from Albion lake

Mud Lake in Chain O’ Lakes State Park (WANE Photo)

ALBION, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana Conservation Officers searching for a person that had been reported missing, found his body in Mud Lake in Chain O’ Lakes State Park on Monday.

Douglas W. Haigwood , 43, of Kimmel, was reported missing by a friend. The friend told officers Haigwood went ice fishing around 10 p.m. on Sunday and never returned.

When officers first went out, they found fishing gear on the ice but couldn’t find Haigwood, according to the release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

The temperatures are getting warmer, and the DNR issued the following reminder:

With recent warm temperatures, ice conditions are deteriorating rapidly on local lakes and ponds and becoming very dangerous. Conservation Officers encourage everyone to avoid the ice for any reason. 

Conservation Officers were helped by the Albion Police Department, Orange Township Volunteer Fire Department, Indiana State Police, and Chain O’ Lakes State Park employees. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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