On Wednesday Edward Vandercar, 66, of Schroon Lake, was reported missing to the New York State Police in Schroon Lake. A search by State Police, the Department of Environmental Conservation, State Forest Rangers, and members of the Schroon Lake Fire Department was launched.
On Thursday morning a Trooper located snowshoe prints leading out onto Schroon Lake from the Horicon State Boat Launch. The Trooper was able to follow the print that led to an area of the lake that had open water.
Vandercar’s body was found in the water by State Police Aviation and recovered by New York State Forest Rangers. State Police say their investigation confirmed that Vandercar went snowshoeing on Schroon Lake in the dark and walked into an area of the lake that wasn’t frozen.
Warren County Corner Paul Bachman responded and determined the cause of death to be from fresh water drowning.