Menlo man dies after fall through the ice in Adair County


February 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A man from Guthrie County man has died after falling through the ice in a private gravel pit Friday night, in northern Adair County. Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Eric Sansgaard told KJAN News the man’s body was recovered early this morning. The unidentified victim, who is from Menlo, was said to have been in his 60’s.

Sansgaard says the tragic event should serve as a reminder to people the ice conditions are unpredictable especially in light of recent warm temperatures and expected warmer temperatures this weekend.