- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

ST. MARTIN ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say they rescued a man whose small plane crashed into Lake Michigan at a small island off of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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 pilot Robert Kelly of Canada 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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