LIVONIA — A GoFundMe page has been set up for Chris Copeland, who went missing while snowmobiling on Conesus Lake.
Copeland went missing over the weekend while snowmobiling with his friend, Jay Fluet. They are believed to have fallen through the ice. Searchers recovered two helmets but have yet to recover either person.
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Funds raised will go to support the children.
Sheriff Thomas Dougherty and first responders are now calling this a recovery operation as they search for the snowmobile, Copeleand and Fluet.
The message to the GoFundMe page is as follows:
On Saturday, February 11th in the early morning hours, just after the snow moon aligned with the sun and the New Year’s comet passed through the sky, two men disappeared into the frigid waters of Conesus Lake. But even more tragic than the accident itself, is how those moments changed the lives of so many, forever. Christopher was more than a thrill seeking, hard working, life loving, brother to all…he was a dad. Every now and again, you meet people that are instant family. Those people that you feel comfortable with from the moment your eyes’ meet. The ones that you can go with anywhere and feel at home, laughing like you’re eight again. Christopher was a person filled with light. He looked people in the eye and meant what he said with all of his heart. He never hesitated to share his soul and reach out to a friend. Christopher was naturally charismatic and had more than his share of attention from females. But the true loves of his life were his two daughters, Arianna 8 and Madison 14. Chris cherished the time he had with his daughters. He appreciated the moments. He was interested in their thoughts and always sought to understand them. People like Christopher, I believe, are not brought into our lives by accident. They’re brought to teach us the life lessons that are the hardest to secure. Like how to love one another. How to cherish precious time. How to show and earn respect. And how to live life to the fullest. I dont think its an accident that Christopher had so many that loved him. So as his friends, his family, let’s pull together to offer some gratitude for Christopher. Let’s offer some grace to Christopher’s loving family, the people who raised such a free spirit and nourished such a loving soul. All funds will go directly to Christopher’s family to help ensure his two “ladies” will have the opportunity to experience life as Chris would have wanted them. Thank you!