Coroner says fisherman at Hardy Lake died of natural causes on Saturday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 07:59

A Hanover fisherman died of natural causes on Saturday, April 26, after suffering a seizure at Hardy Lake.

Herschel Dale Horine, 68, was pronounced dead at Scott Memorial Hospital after being transported there by Scott County EMS personnel. Coroner Jerry Buchanan verified the cause of death and made the pronouncement about an hour after Horine was stricken at the popular lake seven miles northeast of Austin.

According to Horine’s wife and others in the couple’s vicinity, Horine fell from the boat and became unresponsive in the water around 1:45 p.m. Aided by other boaters, Wanda Horine got him out of the water. 9-1-1 was called, with Scott County EMS, Department of Natural Resources conservation officers and sheriff’s deputies being dispatched.

Horine was a Madison native and served in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of sergeant. He worked for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus before becoming a member of the Indiana State Police. He retired as a Master Trooper in 2001 after 29 ½ years of service. He then worked as security supervisor for King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison and as a real estate agent for ten years.

Survivors beside his wife include a son, Patrick Horine and wife Heather of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Lori Till and husband Matt of Bloomington; four brothers; three sisters; and four grandchildren.

Visitation at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison is planned today (Wednesday) from 3 to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Pastor J.D. Traylor will officiate.

Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery near Hanover following full military honors conducted by members of American Legion Jefferson Post 9.

Memorial contributions may be arranged through the funeral home staff to benefit Hanover Baptist Church or Liberty Cemetery.

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