Water Search Suspended For Missing Stanton Man

STANTON COUNTY – Authorities have suspended a water search for a Stanton man who went missing Sunday.

The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office says a search began Sunday evening around 5:30 p.m. for 55-year old Eddie Myrick at Maskenthine Lake, which is about four miles north of Stanton.

Sheriff Mike Unger says Myrick was last seen riding a motorcycle on the ice at the lake.

Dive team representatives from Lincoln and Yankton County, South Dakota assisted in the search.

Officials at the scene say the search was slowed by weather and ice thickness concerns.

According to the Nebraska Game and Parks, minimum ice thickness for supporting one person is at least 4 inches and at least a foot for smaller vehicles.

The lake is closed to the public for an indefinite period of time.