NEAR STANTON, Nebraska (KTIV) – The body of a missing Stanton, Nebraska, man has been recovered from the Maskenthine Lake.
The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office said at 11:30 a.m. Thursday the body of 55-year-old Eddie Myrick was recovered from the lake north of Stanton. The body was recovered by dive rescue teams from Hadar and Yankton.
His death is being treated as a traffic fatality currently authorities say. This is due to the motorcycle operation on the lake unless other circumstances are discovered.
Alcohol may have been a contributing factor.
Myrick was reported missing around 5:30 p.m. Sunday to the sheriff’s office. He was last seen Sunday afternoon riding his motorcycle on the ice.
On Wednesday an aerial search showed physical evidence on the lake and an ice rescue team from Hadar Fire and Pilger Rescue located Myrick’s helmet.
Other agencies assisting were Hadar Fire and Pilger Rescue, Stanton Fire, Stanton County Emergency Management, and the LENRD.
NEAR STANTON, Nebraska (KTIV) – Authorities with the Stanton County Sheriff’s Department says the search for a 55-year-old man who is believed to gone into a lake has been suspended due to thin ice conditions.
Authorities say the search has been difficult as the ice on the Maskenthine Lake is not thick enough for rescuers to search for 55-year-old Eddie Myrick, of Stanton.
Maskenthine Lake and Recreation Area remains closed after man goes missing. He was last seen riding his motorcycle on the lake, and police believe he fell into the lake and died. Officials have suspended searches due to ice conditions and safety. pic.twitter.com/J8sIza5OU3
— Brett Funke (@BrettKTIV4) January 21, 2019
Myrick was last seen riding his motorcycle on the lake Sunday night.
Evidence through a drone shows motorcycle tire tracks and indicates an area that had disturbed open water.
The lake is closed until further notice.
NEAR STANTON, Nebraska (KTIV) – A search was set to resume Monday in Stanton County, Nebraska for a man who was last seen riding a motorcycle on the ice at Maskenthine Lake Sunday afternoon.
Sheriff Mike Unger says there has been no sign of the 55-year-old man or his bike. An area of open water was spotted on the lake that may or may not be connected.
Several dive teams were called in to help with Monday’s search.
The man’s identity has not been released. The lake has been closed to the public during the search.