Ice fisherman drowns in Upper Peninsula lake

Associated Press

Lake Township – A man eager to fish after seeing others at an Upper Peninsula lake apparently fell through the ice and drowned, authorities said.

The body of Lon Harrand, 67, of Stephenson was recovered at Shakey Lakes in Menominee County’s Lake Township.

Harrand had stopped at the campground Thursday and saw people fishing. He went home to get his ice gear.

“He never returned home in the evening. He did not answer calls on his cellphone,” the sheriff’s office said. “There were boot prints going out onto the ice. No boot prints returning.”