We now know the name of a man who's body was found on the ice between St. Ignace and the Mackinac Island on Saturday morning.The St. Ignace Police Department says the victim is George Wellington, Jr.A Coast Guard spokesman says the Mackinac Island man somehow got separated from his snowmobile. The body was spotted by a crewman from Coast Guard in St. Ignace.Police are treating the death as an accident.
News story reported that this man was crossing from Mac Island to St. Ignace on the ice bridge, had trouble with his sled, phoned a buddy to tell him but then phoned again to tell him he was OK...then no one heard from him again. One officer interviewed said it appears like the sled went through the ice and Mr. Wellington was able to pull himself out of Lake Huron onto the ice where they figure he froze to death.
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