With temperatures above freezing for the first time since winter storms moved through the Miami Valley, Haller said this is the worst time to be on the ice and that any ice has been compromised from recent “freeze-thaws.”
Tipp City Fire and EMS, Tipp City Police Department, Bethel Fire and EMS and Bethel Police all responded to the scene.
An Ohio Department of Natural Resources officer and 16-year-old girl died in Highland County after the girl and a boy fell through the ice at Rocky Fork Lake.
Officer Jason Lagore suffered a medical condition while responding to the water rescue and was pronounced dead at Highland District Hospital.
Divers found the girl unresponsive. She was taken an area hospital and later pronounced dead. The boy was able to get out of the water and was transported to the hospital in stable condition.