When Joe Schmelzinger and his family left for their annual trip to the Thousand Islands, they never expected anything out of the ordinary to occur. This time, they were sorely mistaken…
Joe lived in Canada all his life. There, he met his wife, Annette, and together they had a daughter, Alivia. Joe spent the majority of his days at the office; in his spare time, he loved to fish, hike, and spend quality time with his family. The Schmelzingers were beloved by their community, but ultimately, Joe’s daily routine remained the same…
The Schmelzingers were looking forward to their annual vacation. Every year, they traveled to Lake Ontario for a fishing trip. There, Joe would relax on the boat with his wife and six-year-old daughter. It was his ideal getaway…until something happened that would change his relationship with nature forever.