The family of Jack and Griffin Prince — the two young boys lost in the June 18, 2012, boating accident on Lake Lanier — released this statement on Sunday, June 24th:
“On behalf of the Prince and Hansen Families, this brief statement is offered to all those who have loved our family and who have included us in their faith and prayers, love and concern, and who like us, are awaiting the good news that the body of our beloved Griffin has been found. We look forward to that time so that we can move forw…ard with the funeral plans, and so that a new beginning can take place.
Our minds and hearts will forever include thoughts and feelings of gratitude for the many who have given us service, who have provided meals, who have expressed their condolences, who have graciously contributed of their time and financial resources to help defray costs associated with this tragedy. We thank the press for their respectful treatment of our family’s privacy and for the many kind things which have been said of our family. We thank the law enforcement officers and personnel as well as others who are investigating this accident and who have taken us under their wing as if we were a part of their own special “family”, thus according us all the courtesies and privileges of being a part of that elite group. But, most of all, we wish to thank the brave men and women who are risking their own lives and personal safety to find Griffin, and who have committed themselves and their resources to do everything necessary to bring this ordeal to a successful conclusion. They have told us they will not give up!
We continue to grieve, but we express our thanks to a loving Heavenly Father, who has taken these two beautiful boys back to be with other loved ones, who were there to greet them when they arrived. We thank our Savior, Jesus Christ, for the certain knowledge we have, that because of his Atonement, we will all live again, and one day, through Heavenly Father’s Plan of happiness, we will be reunited with these great spirits, who have gone on ahead of us to their eternal rewards.”
Sad story. What a wonderful family.
May God’s Devine grace continue to carry this sweet family through this sad sad time of grieving. How wonderful to know these precious boys are in heaven. If you don’t know with all certainty that heaven is where you will spend eternity then please seek God’s Eternal Forgiveness now, before another hour goes by. None of us know when it is our time and both heaven and hell are very real. Remember Christians are not perfect, but they are forgiven. God bless.
My thoughts and prayers having been going out to the family,friends,the dive team all affected by this terrible tragedy.Praise GOD the dive team found Griffin today I know alot of hearts are breaking God Bless each and every one of you.God bless all who helped to find Griffin now his loved ones can try with Gods Grace to move forward.My Prayers will continue to go out for each and everyone of you who are hurting.I don’t know you but Our Heanenly Father Knows You and Loves You All.