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UPDATE: Authorities ID Man, 89, Who Drowned in Wis. Pond

UPDATED Friday, December 28, 2012 --- 3:58 p.m.

TOWNSHIP OF CENTER, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of an 89-year-old man who drowned in a private pond north of Appleton.

Outagamie County Coroner Ruth Wulgaert says Bryce Spoehr drowned after his all-terrain vehicle plunged through the ice.

Divers from the sheriff's department recovered Spoehr's body and an ATV equipped with a plow from Spoehr's property in Center on Thursday. The Post-Crescent reports authorities think Spoehr was clearing snow from the frozen pond for recreational purposes.

Authorities don't know when Spoehr went into the water. Family members called them to check on Spoehr because they had not had contact with him since Wednesday.

The coroner says the death will be ruled accidental.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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Posted Thursday, December 27, 2012 --- 6:40 p.m.

TOWNSHIP OF CENTER, Wis. (AP) -- Divers have recovered a man's body from a pond in east-central Wisconsin.

The Outagamie County sheriff's office was called Thursday afternoon on a report that an 89-year-old man may have gone through the ice of a pond in the Township of Center. The man is the owner of the property.

Divers recovered a man's body about an hour and a half later. The victim's name has not been released.

Foul play is not suspected. An investigation continues.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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