I was there last night but departed about 20 minutes before the incident occurred.
the whole wristband thing started a couple years ago and wasn't even attempted to be enforced until this year. A couple friends and I were turned away at an entrance because we didn't get wristbands, But just went to another entrance and walked right in no trouble with a big crowd. We are all students but didn't feel like submitting to the regulation.
I walked the mile from east Norwich to the lake with just underwear on, jumped in, got out and walked back with no trouble. Honestly it wasn't that cold, has been far colder in years past.
just gotta pray that his family can find peace at this point. Not having your son come home for thanksgiving unexpectedly would be devastating.