Ice damages vehicles at Higgins launch site
Three vehicles suffered minor damage when wind-driven ice came ashore in the parking lot of the Higgins Lake Public Access Site in Lyon Township March 13.
Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies said large chunks of ice moved about 200 feet onto shore, where ice pushed three parked vehicles together and moved them 50 to 75 feet. The incident occurred around 6:15 p.m. Owners of the vehicles were Ronald E. Reynolds of Elmira, Calvin H. Hansen of Lansing and Jeffrey D. Henning of Remus.
Deputies used their patrol car’s lights and siren to try to get the attention of the vehicles’ owners and other fishermen who were out on the lake. The Lake Township Fire Department’s air boat was used to bring an estimated 12 to 15 fishermen to shore at that location, while the sheriff’s department’s airboat went to the south end of the lake, where about 100 shanties had been located earlier in the day, to alert fishermen of danger.