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Search for body to resume at central Iowa lake

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 11:08 a.m. CST

MONTEZUMA (AP) — A search is scheduled to resume Tuesday for the body of a man whose ATV broke through the ice at Lake Ponderosa.

Montezuma Fire Chief Chris Widmer told The Des Moines Register that members of the Midwest Regional Dive Team searched from noon until 5 p.m. Monday.

Rescue crews have drilled holes in the ice and inserted cameras. They’ve found the ATV and fishing hut of 57-year-old David Hartke, but not his body.

Widmer says Hartke, of Grundy Center, and a friend were ice fishing on Saturday evening when Hartke and his vehicle broke through the ice. Lake Ponderosa sits west of Montezuma in central Iowa.

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