Monday, February 14, 2011

Missing In Action


I've had a pit in my stomach all day. You hear about things like this on the news, but you never think it will hit close to home. Until it does. And then it shocks you because those are stories you hear about on the news - not stories about people you actually know.

One of the islanders is missing. Yeah, missing. And while I may not have known him very well, I'm worried and keep hoping that he'll be found alive. No one has seen him since Friday night, and as soon as people realized that was the case, the search began. Pretty much all day Sunday the police department, the fire department, the Coast Guard, and just regular people searched; every inch of Mackinac Island (and as much of the ice as was safe) was covered by snowmobile, airplane, and helicopter, but with no luck.

For us the scariest parts of this is that his snowmobile is no where to be found. Which makes us all wonder - was he out on that ice by himself Friday night?

For each of the past two winters we've had snowmobile accidents that have ended in tragedy. I keep hoping that this story will have the happy ending we're all praying for...

11 comments:

Beth said...

So sorry to hear about this tragedy. Praying for a happy ending as well.

Loralynn said...

Keeping him in my prayers.

Melody said...

Oh my gosh Liz...does he have family on the island? Praying he'll be found safe and sound. Hugs to all.

Heidi said...

Prayers for a safe return for him and for his family! Scary stuff for sure!

KCina said...

Keeping him in our prayers!

Mandy said...

I had not heard anything about this yet. This made my heart sink. Please let me know when you hear anything else.

Erin said...

How awful. Please do update us when you know more.

Msumissa said...

Praying for his safe return

Suzanne said...

That is very scary. We live next to the Great Salt Lake and seem to lose someone every Winter when they are fishing in the semi ice and snow. Hope for a good outcome for him!

Chasity said...

Hoping they find this man soon. Still praying for a safe recovery.

Brian said...

I've been so hoping that there would not be any news of this kind this year. Hopefully this will have a good resolution!