Richmond man dies after falling through ice on Lake Champlain

Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 5:00 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 27, 2023 at 5:03 PM EDT
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SWANTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont State Police say a man who fell through the ice on Lake Champlain Monday has died.

Police identified the man as Donald “Jonesy” Jones, 82, of Richmond.

They say Jones was several hundred feet away from shore in Swanton when he and his ATV went through near the intersection of Church and Hance roads.

First responders found him about 30 minutes later and pulled him from the water. They began to work on him and then rushed him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

He later died at the hospital.