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Man found dead outside ice fishing shanty

March 5, 2018

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont are investigating the death of a man found near an ice fishing shanty.

Police investigated a missing persons report for 82-year-old John Barry, 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.

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This story has been corrected to show that the cell tower used to help track the deceased man was located in the city of Newport, not Claremont, New Hampshire.

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