Sunman teen found dead in pond

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SUNMAN, Ind. (WISH) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a 19-year-old Sunman, Indiana resident.

Officers say 19-year-old Thomas Herring was found in a neighbor’s pond by Indiana Conservation divers Wednesday evening.

Thomas’s mother noticed him missing from the home around 2 p.m. and began looking for him. When he was not in the house, she looked in the woods behind the home.

His father located his clothing beside a neighbor’s pond where it appeared Thomas went swimming.

Officers found Thomas’ body in approximately 8 feet of water, 10 yards from a small fishing pier in the pond at 7 p.m.

Thomas was not a strong swimmer. It is unclear why he decided to enter the water. 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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