Police say a LaPorte County man drowned Saturday afternoon, in a pond in the 7100 block of West Joliet Road. The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office says Glenn F. Zeman, 61, had been out on the pond in a watercraft. But then family members who’d been there with him said they couldn’t find him. Police say the watercraft Zeman had been riding was then found capsized, and his body was pulled from the water a short time later.
The Westville Volunteer Fire Department was the first to arrive and confirmed the drowning. LaPorte County Coroner Bob Cutler says Zeman died of “suffocation resulting from the aspiration of water,” with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease as a secondary cause of death.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Westville Police Department, and LaPorte County EMS also responded.