HIGHLAND TWP. (WWJ) – Donations are pouring in for an Oakland County woman who lost her husband and young son in an ice fishing accident.
David Lyons, 30, and Jackson, 4, were pulled by divers out of Alderman Lake in Highland Twp., north of Milford, after they fell through the ice on Monday.READ MORE: Detroit Voters Reject Proposal P, Changes To City Charter
Autopsies found both had drowned, and hypothermia also playing a role in Jackson’s death.
As of late Wednesday morning, a GoFundMe campaign had raised more than $36,000 toward a goal of $50,000, to support Christian Lyons.
“The love Dave, Christina and Jackson shared was more than words can express,” reads a message the crowd funding page set up on Tuesday. “Christina lost the 2 loves of her life to such a tragic accident. Jackson was blessed to have such wonderful parents who loved him more than life itself. Let’s all come together and show our support for her loss.”READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
Along with the donations, supportive comments continue to appear on the page — some from strangers, and others from those who knew the victims.
“Christina Rae I love you so much!” posted Rebecca Ann. “This is a terrible tragic accident and I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I can’t understand Gods plan for you but I know it’s not your time yet. I will mourn and grieve with you every single day.”
Forrest Mills wrote: “Money does not do justice for this loss but I would never hesitate to helping any way possible. I’m just thankful I was able to meet and enjoy fun times with this family.”
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Authorities, meantime, caution fishermen and others that no ice should be assumed safe at any time — and especially when temperatures have been above well freezing as they have been this week. The ice on any body of water should be at least 5 inches thick in order to walk, skate and fish on it.