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Body found in Wabash Co. pond identified

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Dive team on scene to search to recover the body. Dive team on scene to search to recover the body.

Authorities have released the identity of the man they say was found dead in a Wabash County pond Monday evening.

The Wabash County Sheriff's Office says around 5:34 p.m. deputies and the Wabash County Dive Team were dispatched to a possible drowning at 5192 Hwy 15.

14 News was on the scene as a dive team recovered the body of a man from the pond which is on private property along Route 15.

Officials say they have identified that body as that of 37-year-old Joseph Walter II, of Mt Carmel. An autopsy shows that he died from an accidental downing.

Authorities say they believe Walter may have been fishing in the pond.

The incident is still being investigated. 

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