Man drowns in private Fort Wayne pond, investigation underway

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): An investigation is underway after a man was found dead in a Fort Wayne pond.

The 26-year-old Fort Wayne man was recovered from a small private pond on the city’s southeast side by Fort Wayne Fire Department rescue divers, early Sunday morning.  

Fort Wayne Police assisted Conservation Officers during the initial investigation, according to a statement from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Dewayne Sanders of Fort Wayne. His death was ruled an accidental drowning. 


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