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Authorities say Iowa man died after riding horse into farm pond

Authorities say a man died after riding a horse into a southeast Iowa farm pond.

Posted: Jul. 10, 2018 1:06 PM

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man died after riding a horse into a southeast Iowa farm pond.

The Ottumwa Courier reports that medics and Wapello County sheriff's deputies were called Sunday evening to the farm, which sits a few miles west of Ottumwa. The Wapello County Sheriff's Office said Monday that witnesses reported that 40-year-old Jose Perez-Ochoa, of Blakesburg, had ridden into the pond but didn't come back out.

Searchers recovered his body later.

It's not clear what happened to the horse. County Sheriff Mark Miller didn't immediately return a call Tuesday from The Associated Press.

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