Man pulled from Steuben County lake during water rescue has died

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STEUBEN TOWNSHIP, Ind. – A man and a woman were pulled from a lake in southern Steuben County late Thursday afternoon.

According to a Facebook post from the Steuben Township Fire Department, Pleasant Lake Fire and Rescue was dispatched to Gooseneck Lake around 5:30 p.m. on reports of a man who was “in the water.”

At the scene, rescue units found two individuals in the water and a man on a pontoon trying to help them. Two responding crew members entered the water and were able to recover the victims.

The post said the male was unconscious and reported as being in the water for more than several minutes. CPR and life-saving measures were administered to him before he was taken to an area hospital and then flown to another hospital. He has since passed away.

The female recovered, who the post indicates is the wife of the recovered man, was recovered and she was taken to an area hospital as well.

WANE 15 has since learned from a Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer that the man suffered a medical condition which caused him to fall into the water.

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