Lake Superior tragedy that left 4 dead spurs safety plea

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Officials say a kayak ride on Lake Superior that ended in the deaths of four Wisconsin family members would have been difficult even for experienced paddlers.

Related Story: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Bob Krumenaker, superintendent of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, tells the Star Tribune of Minneapolis it was a sobering reminder of the vastness and danger of the great lake.

The accident left Eric Fryman, of Loyal, Wisconsin, and his three children dead. Only his wife, the children’s mother, Cari Mews-Fryman, survived.

They set out from Madeline Island in an open-top tandem kayak Thursday for a 4-mile paddle across open water to Michigan Island. But their kayak capsized after the wind picked up.

Krumenaker says that area is not often traversed by kayakers because they can be hit by strong winds and waves.

Associated Press

Associated Press

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
11°
Menomonie
Chetek
10°
Durand
10°
Ladysmith
Neillsville
10°
Rice Lake
10°
New Richmond
Black River Falls
Medford
River Falls
12°
Duluth
Green Bay
22°
La Crosse
18°
Madison
26°
Milwaukee
31°
Twin Cities
14°
Connect with WQOW
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content