Rochester Man Dies in Weekend Snowmobile Accident
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Jan 22 2014 3:28PM
Indiana conservation officers say a Rochester man died in a weekend snowmobile accident.
Conservation Officers say friends found the body of 51-year-old James Downs of Rochester early Sunday morning on a frozen lake near Rochester.
Authorities say he had been snowmobiling alone Saturday afternoon. Officers say they believe Downs was approaching the lake's shoreline and turned too sharply, throwing him from the sled.
He was found pinned under the snowmobile.
Authorities say speed and alcohol may have been involved in the accident.