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Amish Teen Drowns After Falling into Pigeon River

By Scott Sarvay

July 21, 2011 Updated Jul 21, 2011 at 5:55 PM EDT

LAGRANGE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Conservation officers say a 16-year-old boy apparently drowned after falling in the Pigeon River at Ontario Dam around 6:30 Wednesday night.

Investigators says the Amish teen, Felty Bontrager, who could not swim fell in at the boat ramp, his 12-year-old brother who witnessed the incident attempted to rescue him but was unable to.




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