Youth found dead in private pond

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RIPLEY CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A youth from Sunman, Ind. was found dead in a private pond in Ripley County Wednesday afternoon.

Indiana Conservation officers said they are investigating the death of Thomas Herring, 19, who went missing from his home Wednesday around 2 p.m.

When he was not located in the house, Thomas’ mother began looking for him including searching the woods behind the home. His father located his clothing beside a neighbor’s pond where it appeared Thomas went swimming.

ICO divers located Thomas’s body in the 8-foot pond, 10 yards from a small fishing pier at 7 p.m.

His family said Thomas was not a strong swimmer. At this time, it is unclear why he decided to enter the water.

Officers said the case remains under investigation.

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