Police investigate possible drowning of 77-year-old man found in ditch

Few details released

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. - Police were investigating a possible drowning in rural Hancock County Friday evening.

Officials with the Hancock County Sheriff's Department were called to the 8800 block of County Road 1100 North just before 7:30 p.m.

Officials said 77-year-old Billy Badgley fell into a shallow ditch he had been digging in a barn and became wedged.

There was a small amount of water in the ditch, but officials did not know if he drowned or suffered a medical event before falling into the ditch.

An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.

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