The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:00 am

Man dies after falling into his Kosciusko well

DAVE GONG | For The Journal Gazette

State conservation officers are investigating the death of a man who fell into a well at his residence on the Barbee Chain of Lakes in Kosciusko County.

Maurice Terry, 84, of La Fontaine was cleaning out a well pit on his property on EMS B45 Lane to ensure it was working properly, according to news release. He was found by his wife after about 30 minutes of being submerged in the well.

North Webster fire and EMS responded with conservation officers and Kosciusko County police to recover Terry from the well. 

Conservation officers are investigating the incident as a possible drowning. The initial investigation indicates Terry's death was an accident.

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