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Victims in Fishing Accident Identified

(La Porte County, IN) - Two men who died in a fishing accident over the weekend near Michigan City have been identified.


According to La Porte County Coroner Lynn Swanson, the victims were 58-year old Robert Spikes

and 46-year old Alanso Portwood.  She said both men are believed to be from Michigan City.  Swanson said Portwood had an address from South Carolina on his legal ID but his body was claimed by an aunt living in Michigan City.


Authorities said the men on Sunday somehow fell in the water of a private lake in the area of

U.S. 421 and Interstate 94.  The case is being investigated by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the La Porte County Sheriff's Office. 

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