EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – The Evergreen community will hold a candlelight vigil for well-known man who died earlier this week after falling through the ice at Evergreen Lake.
Greg Henika, 67, died Thursday morning when an ATV he was using to help clear snow from Evergreen Lake fell through the ice. He was submerged for nearly 30 minutes before rescue crews could pull him from the freezing water.
He was taken by helicopter to the hospital but died later that day.
Henika, an active volunteer in the community, was a member of the Blue Spruce Kiwanis in Evergreen. He was on the lake preparing for a charity ice golf tournament that he helped start.
The Kiwanis organized the memorial but chose to have it at Evergreen High School because of Henika’s connection there. He spent 30 years teaching special education at the school before devoting his time to volunteering.
The vigil will take place at Evergreen High School Sunday evening at 6 p.m. and a big turnout is expected.