Man found dead outside ice fishing shanty

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) Police in Vermont are investigating the death of a man found near an ice fishing shanty.

Police investigated a missing persons report for John Barry, 82, of Gorham, New Hampshire, who was thought to have gone ice fishing on Lake Memphremagog. A trace of his phone showed him to be about a mile north of a cell tower in the city of Newport, Vermont.

A city police officer found Barry's vehicle and noticed the ice shanty Sunday. Barry was found just outside. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say at this time, foul play is not suspected in Barry's death.


This APNewsNow has been corrected to say cell tower used to help track the deceased man was located in the city of Newport, Vermont, not Claremont, New Hampshire.

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