Spring River Lake ice

This photo shows a patch of thin ice on Spring River Lake where an area man fell through while skating on Jan. 12.

TOWNSHIP 10 — A close call for an area man who had fallen into a frozen lake while ice skating had a happy ending thanks to the quick thinking and preparedness of a fellow skater on Jan. 12.

Courtney Keep of Northeast Harbor helped to pull the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, out of Spring River Lake, which is in Township 10 of Hancock County’s Unorganized Territories, near Tunk Lake.

Reporter Malachy Flynn covers news on the Schoodic beat, which includes the towns of Eastbrook, Franklin, Hancock, Sorrento, Sullivan, Trenton, Waltham, and Winter Harbor. He also reports on the town of Tremont on Mount Desert Island. He welcomes tips and about stories in the area.

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