In August 1935, saxophone player Larry Lyons of the Carlos Molina Orchestra drowned in Christmas Lake. The band had been playing a two-week engagement at the New Radisson Inn, Christmas Lake. Lyons went out alone in a row boat, and when he reached deep water about 300 feet from shore he dove into the lake, sending the boat out of reach. He called for help but he was too far out. Professional divers were called to retrieve his body: Jack Thompson of Minneapolis and Indian Joe of St. Paul. It took seven days to find him: “Diving and dynamite had been employed but it remained for Indian Joe with his mystery methods to find the body. When asked how he did it Indian Joe smiled an inscrutable smile and said, ‘That’s our secret.'” Lyons, just 35 years old, had been with Molina for two years, and traveled with his wife.