A western Illinois couple died in a suspected ice-fishing accident after being pulled from a farm pond by a sheriff’s deputy, police said.
Sean D. Cheney, 52, of Laharp, Illinois, and his wife Dawn A. Cheney, 50, died Saturday night at a hospital in West Burlington, Iowa, despite hours of life-saving efforts, Hancock said. the county sheriff’s office said.
Police found the two men in a farm pond near Durham, Illinois, after receiving a call that they were submerged in the sheriff’s office. said in a news release Posted on Facebook.
Minutes after EMS arrived at the scene near Durham, an unincorporated Hancock County community about 100 miles (161 kilometers) northwest of Springfield near the Mississippi River, a deputy pulled the couple out of the pond.
The couple were treated at Great River Medical Center but died from their injuries, police said. Cause of death is under investigation.