Conservation Officer & Friend Drown Near Frankton

Madison County authorities late last night recovered the bodies of two men from a pond at a Madison County campground, including a former Conservation officer.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department says the men were identified as 44-year old Roger Chezem and his 77-year old friend, Ed Bollman, a former Conservation Officer in Madison County.  Both men were from Anderson.

The two men had gone fishing on the pond at a Boy Scout camp near Frankton. Police were notified by a concerned relative after not hearing from the men.  Police went to the scene and found a large hole in the ice near the center of the pond but could not locate anyone.

Dive teams from the D-N-R located the men’s bodies in about 20-feet of water just before Midnight.

The case is being investigated as an accident.