Divers have recovered the body of a pilot whose small plane crashed into Lake Superior.
St. Louis County Rescue Squad Capt. Tom Crossmon says commercial divers with expertise in deep diving recovered the body Monday evening. The divers were assisted by the Superior-Douglas County, Wisconsin dive team.
However, Crossmon says crews won't go back to try to recover the plane wreckage until early next week.
The single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Duluth International Airport Saturday.
St. Louis County first responders used sonar equipment to locate the plane's wreckage about 140 feet below the water's surface over the weekend. Searchers in boats found a log book in debris about a mile offshore.
The U.S. Coast Guard says it's searching for any possible survivors of a plane crash in Lake Superior off Duluth.
The Coast Guard station in Duluth says its 45-foot response boat was searching the debris field Saturday afternoon.
Searchers have found the plane's logbook, but poor visibility due to heavy fog has hampered the search.
Duluth Fire Department officials say the initial report came from the Duluth International Airport tower at 11:30 a.m. The tower lost contact with a single-engine white-and-maroon plane with at least one occupant. A witness told fire officials they had heard an impact near Brighton Beach.
The Coast Guard, State Patrol, Duluth Fire Department, Duluth Police Department and St. Louis County Rescue Squad are on the scene.
RHINELANDER - The initial emergency call -- someone screaming for help on a lake near Rhinelander Thursday afternoon -- sounded bad, but it appears it was a false alarm.
Search and rescue crews called in Newbold's air boat to search Lake Thompson around 1:45 p.m.
Pelican Deputy Fire Chief Norman Peterson said first responders first searched the west bay shoreline on foot. They then used the air boat to sweep the entire lake, but didn't find anyone, any tracks, or any places someone might have gone through the ice.
RHINELANDER - It costs nearly $240,000 to run Rhinelander's homeless shelter every year.
Frederick Place got an extra boost this month to help cover those costs with two grants totaling $8,000.
"With our just shy of $240,000 annual operating budget, we typically only get $40,000 from the state and federal government. So we are raising that $200,000 every single year," said NATH Executive Director Tammy Modic.
RHINELANDER - Thursday Rhinelander turned into the city of lights. The Light of the Northwoods kicked off its drive-through light show at Hodag Park today. "We never got to do anything like this when I was a kid," said volunteer Corey Passmore. However, Passmore's son will get the chance to experience a Christmas in a way his father was never able to. "As far as I can think back we've never had anything like this in Rhinelander," said Passmore. Months of preparation, hundreds of hours setting up, and more than a dozen creative minds helped create magic in Rhinelander. "Symbolizes an opportunity for community to come together," said YMCA of the Northwoods CEO Ryan Zietlow.
IRMA - Until Thursday, we never got an inside look at Lincoln Hills School and Youth Prison. We have heard from Lincoln Hills line staff and the Department of Corrections, but never were able to see the facility.
Thursday the DOC held a guided media tour of the school and living units. Newswatch12's Rose McBride has been following the stories that come out of Lincoln Hills for months now, and she went on that media tour.
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