UPDATE: Officials Say There Might Be No Victims Under Ice In Lake Lansing

By: News 10
By: News 10

HASLETT -- Officials with the Capital Area Dive Team now say it's possible there are no victims under the ice in Lake Lansing.
Crews have been on the scene since Saturday afternoon, after neighbors called in reports of two men falling through the ice.

Efforts were postponed Saturday night because of concerns for the safety of the rescue workers (their gear had started freezing up) and resumed those efforts Sunday morning.

Again, they found nothing.

Authorities now tell News 10 there have been no missing persons reports filed and no abandoned cars in the area. Around 2 p.m. Sunday, the dive team suspended rescue efforts until more information is available.


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  • by John Location: Lansing on Jan 3, 2011 at 08:59 PM
    To the two anonymous' you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Just because the temperature gets above freezing doesn't mean the ice disappears. You can go out on the ice when it's well above freezing and to say because it was 50 there was "No Ice" is just moronic. We had a foot of ice before it got warm, and still had plenty of ice afterwards. If anyone did fall in, they just stepped in an isolated hole that opened up. But please, if you don't have a clue what you're talking about don't act like you do, I'm out on Lake Lansing every weekend in the Winter, and if you are smart and know what you're doing it's safe. And again, temps above freezing doesn't mean the ice goes away.
  • by James Location: Lansing on Jan 3, 2011 at 04:22 AM
    I had this feeling all along. Things just didn't make much sense to me from the get go. For example, if I witness two people fall through ice, not only would I call 911, but I would also TRY YO HELP THEM. Obviously I wouldn't go out on the ice, but I would AT LEAST try to throw a rope, life jacket, bang on doors to alert other people of the situation, and at least be there at the shoreline. It sounds like this so called witness dialed 911 and went back to watching tv or something without a care in the world. Chances are if people did fall through, they were able to get out while the witness wasn't watching. Or, the witness is a nut job and nobody fell through the ice.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 2, 2011 at 06:27 AM
    ICE??? What Ice? the snow melted so fast and temps hit 50 Degrees yesterday..there was No Ice, and if there was...anyone would have realized it wasnt Secure. This is Terrible News, and senseless if people would just use their common sense.
  • by John Location: Lansing on Jan 1, 2011 at 08:12 PM
    Well, yeah residents often see people walking across the ice because there are people on it every day in the winter fishing, ice-boating, snowmobiling etc. We had nearly a foot of ice, but after 3 days of warm weather and rain it obviously wasn't smart to be out there today. Walking on frozen lakes is safe if you're smart and know what you're doing.
  • by jose Location: e.l. on Jan 1, 2011 at 04:43 PM
    why were they out there in 50 degree weather? are they ok?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    When are people going to learn that if the tempature is above freezing, do not walk on the ice.
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