A weekend mishap on thin ice proved fatal in southwest Iowa. Authorities say 62-year old James Alan Wallace, of Casey, died after falling through the ice while fishing on a private farm pond about six-miles southwest of Menlo.
Wallace’s family members had reported him missing to the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office after he failed to return home from ice fishing Friday afternoon. Following a search of the area where Wallace was believed to have been fishing, an Adair County Sheriff’s deputy located the man’s vehicle near a farm pond, and shortly thereafter saw Wallace’s body in the water.
He was pulled from the pond by rescue personnel and pronounced dead at the scene, by the Adair County Medical Examiner.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic