Body recovered from Tabor pond this morning


March 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s Officials in southwest Iowa’s Mills County say dive teams have recovered a body from a farm pond near Tabor. The name of the victim has not been released, pending notification of family, but it’s believed he is from Papillion, NE.  The Mills County Coroner arrived on the scene and has ordered an autopsy to determine the victim’s cause of death.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Bruce Paulsen said in a press release this (Thursday) afternoon, that the Mills County Sheriff’s Office responded to the farm pond northwest of Tabor, after receiving a report at around 11-a.m. March 19th, of a possible drowning.

Tabor Fire and Rescue and Red Oak Rescue and Dive teams, along with a dive team from Clarinda were called to the scene. A unoccupied boat believed to belong to the missing person’s boat was found in the pond. Deputy Paulsen said weather conditions and surface conditions on the pond complicated the search.

The body was recovered at around 11-a.m. today.