NEWPORT, Vt. 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.