Missing pilot found alive and in good condition in Lake Huron

9th Coast Guard District NewsCLEVELAND — The pilot who went missing after making a distress call to the Federal Aviation Administration while flying over Lake Huron Tuesday afternoon was found alive and in good condition Wednesday morning.

Rescued was Michael W. Trapp, 42, of Gouverneur, N.Y.

Trapp reported his aircraft crashed 17 miles east of Harbor Beach, Mich., and he swam 15 miles toward lights he saw on the horizon until the crew of the fishing vessel Eagle’s Nest rescued him at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The pilot confirmed he was the only person aboard the Cessna 150.

A good Samaritan on the fishing vessel Eagle’s Nest spotted the pilot in the water about one half mile off Forestville, Mich., at about 10:30 a.m., Wednesday and brought him aboard.

He was transported to Harbor Beach, Mich., Marina where he was met by emergency medical technicians and further transferred to Harbor Beach Community Hospital as a precaution.

Trapp confirmed he was the only person aboard the Cessna 150.

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