Search for Body to Resume at Central Iowa Lake

A search is scheduled to resume Tuesday for the body of a man whose ATV broke through the ice at Lake Ponderosa. Montezuma Fire Chief Chris Widmer said that members of the Midwest Regional Dive Team searched from noon until 5 p.m. Monday.

Rescue crews have drilled holes in the ice and inserted cameras. They’ve found the ATV and fishing hut of 57-year-old David Hartke, but not his body.

Widmer says Hartke, of Grundy Center, and a friend were ice fishing on Saturday evening when Hartke and his vehicle broke through the ice. Lake Ponderosa sits west of Montezuma in central Iowa.

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