BREAKING: Maine Wardens Find Body of Snowmobiler That Went Through The Ice
For weeks officials in Maine have been warning residents and visitors to double and triple check the ice conditions on Maine's lakes and ponds before venturing out because, as of late, most of the ice in Maine us unsafe.
Warm and unusually mild conditions have caused many area lakes that were frozen over just a couple of short weeks ago to once again become open and impassible to foot and snowmobile traffic. Sadly, a snowmobiler that went through a lake in Maine has been recovered this weekend by the team at the Maine Warden Service.
According to WGME 13, the Maine Warden Service was called into help search for a man that hadn't returned home after heading out on his snowmobile to search for ice fishing spots.
WGME says that the man's family had called into authorities at about 7pm on Friday evening after he hadn't returned home. Upon their search, wardens discovered the man's dog on the lake and found where his snowmobile had gone through the ice. The next morning the man's body was recovered from Millinocket's Seboeis Lake.
74-Year-Old, Allen Cole Jr, of Bradford, Maine was pronounced dead.
Maine Wardens are urging everyone to use extreme caution before venturing out onto the ice.
This is a developing story and we will continue to keep it updated as more information becomes available to us.