UPDATE: The Maskenthine Lake Recreation Area re-opened on January 31st.
STANTON – Due to the accident that took place at the Maskenthine Lake Recreation Area, north of Stanton, on Sunday, January 20th, the area is closed to the public. The recreation area is owned and operated by the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD).
LENRD General Manager, Mike Sousek, said, “Accident victim, Eddie Myrick of Stanton, was recovered from the water at Maskenthine on Thursday, January 24th. The LENRD would like to thank the Stanton County Sheriff’s Department who brought in the Yankton Dive Team for the search and successful recovery. We would also like to thank the local volunteers who helped extensively in the search, they would like to remain anonymous. The thin ice conditions made the recovery process dangerous for all those involved. We worked as quickly as we could for the family, while keeping everyone as safe as possible.”
Sousek added, “We are very sorry for the family and want to express our condolences. We hope they can find the peace that they deserve during this difficult time.”
The recreation area will remain closed until further notice.