Jan 06, 2020 4:42 PM

Sheriff IDs man who died after falling through ice in Russell Co.

Posted Jan 06, 2020 4:42 PM

RUSSELL COUNTY — One person died after a weekend accident in Russell County.

Just before 3 p.m. Saturday, Russell County 911 dispatched emergency crews to 183 Street and Four Corners Road south of Russell for a report of a fisherman who had fallen through the ice, according to a media release from the sheriff's department.

Just before 3:30 p.m. emergency crews recovered and transported 72-year-old James L. Schoenberger of Russell to Russell Regional Hospital, where he later died, according to the release.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks conducted a boat accident investigation in conjunction with the Russell County Sheriff's Department.