Cana­dian pi­lot res­cued af­ter Lake Michigan crash

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

St. Martin is­land, Mich. — U.S. author­i­ties say they’ve res­cued a Cana­dian man whose small plane crashed into Lake Michi- gan over the week­end. U.S. Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion says a he­li­copter crew from its Of­fice of Air and Marine was re­turn­ing Satur­day evening from train­ing in north­ern Michigan when a may­day call was heard from a pi­lot. The crew re­sponded to St. Martin Is­land. Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion says Cana­dian pi­lot Robert Kelly was spot­ted get­ting out of the plane and his wife was cir­cling the crash site in another plane. The crew landed on a rocky beach. Kelly had only mi­nor in­juries. The Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion he­li­copter crew in­volved is as­signed to the Great Lakes Air and Marine Branch at Sel­fridge Air Na­tional Guard Base in sub­ur­ban Detroit.

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