Teens die after falling through ice of rock quarry

(Provided photo/DNR)

OWEN COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Two juveniles were recovered after falling through the ice of a rock quarry on Sunday afternoon.

Owen County officials say it happened in the 2400 block of Romona Road in rural Spencer just before 1:30 p.m.

(Provided photo/DNR)
(Provided photo/DNR)

Clark Edward Shoemaker, 17, and Dominic Arthur,13, were pulled from the water and transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital where they later died, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

First Responders had to walk through steep rocky terrain to reach the juveniles. Indiana Conservation Officer Divers say the pair were in 11 feet of water for about an hour and a half.

Officials say the two had been ice fishing with family members before falling in. The ice was less than three inches thick.

Autopsies are schedule for Monday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

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