Hancock County officials are investigating a possible drowning.
Officers were called to the 8000 block of County Road 1100 North just before 7:30 p.m.
Billy Badgley was pronounced dead at the scene. The 77-year-old had been digging a shallow ditch when he fell and became wedged.
Police are working to determine if Badgley drowned or suffered a medical emergency before he fell into the ditch.