Rochester man dies in snowmobile accident

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Indiana conservation officers say a northern Indiana man has died in a snowmobile accident.

Officers say friends found the body of 51-year-old James Downs III of Rochester about 6 a.m. Sunday on a frozen lake in the city about 40 miles south of South Bend.

He had been snowmobiling alone a few hours earlier.   Officers say they believe Downs was approaching the lake's shoreline and turned too sharply, throwing him from the sled.

He was found pinned under the snowmobile.

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