grey timberland boots Breckenridge man dies after crashing through ice on Sanford Lake
“It is not a lake it is a dammed up river. Meaning that there is a very strong current underneath the ice,” Stephenson said.
Locals said the area where Myers went in is an area they avoid. They said the current creates hidden dangers.
“I ice fish on the Saginaw River, I trust it more than I do this river,” said Mike Numbers, who lives on the lake. “Where the river’s at, that’s where the main chanel goes, the current goes, and Monday through Friday the dams open and it goes fast.”
Stephenson asks that people stop and think before they venture out on the ice for fun or fishing.
“If you’re not familiar with that lake be with somebody who is familiar with that lake because there are certain spots you need to stay away from. There may be very thin ice or no ice at all,” Stephenson said.
Myers lived in Breckenridge, but had a second home on the lake.
Neighbors said he was familiar with the lake’s layout,
but worry he had become disoriented.
“When you’re riding after daylight hours, you won’t be able to see an open spot in the water,” Stephenson said.
Friends said Myers will be greatly missed.
“He loved the harmonica, he was a harmonica player, he’d sit around the campfire go get the harmonica out he’d play. Call him up any day, you need a hand, he’ll stop what he’s doing, he’ll come help you right now,” said Damon Ellis, a friend of Myers.