Maine man dies after UTV breaks ice on pond


SMITHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Authorities have recovered the physique of a Maine man who died after the UTV he was driving broke by ice protecting a pond early Sunday morning.

Jeremiah Meader, 42, was driving the UTV along with his spouse and two different folks throughout the North Pond in Smithfield round 1 a.m. Sunday when the car broke by the ice, authorities say.

Meader’s spouse and the opposite two have been capable of get out of the car earlier than it sank, however Meader was unable to, in line with the Inland Maine Division of Fish and Wildlife. His pal tried to dive to search out him, however he could not attain her, authorities mentioned.

Fog and darkness prevented Meader’s spouse and the opposite two from getting off the ice and so they needed to be rescued by emergency providers round 2:30 a.m. Rescuers have been initially unable to search out Meader within the water, however they resumed the search round 7 a.m. and divers recovered her physique.

“Ice circumstances range significantly all through the state, and everybody ought to examine the ice earlier than heading out,” Ranger Sgt. Josh Bubier mentioned in an emailed assertion. “Whereas in some areas, the ice may be thick sufficient, in different areas, it may be dangerously skinny.”

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