Michael Trapp told his story of survival to Josh Elliott this morning on Good Morning America.
Trapp's plane crashed 17 miles east of Harbor Beach, Mich.
He swam 15 miles toward lights he saw on the horizon until the crew of the fishing vessel Eagle’s Nest rescued him at
Previously reported on MyABC50.com
A pilot that flew out of Gouverneur Tuesday en route to Eau Claire Wisconson, has been found and is in good condition at this time.
Rescued was Michael W. Trapp, 42, of Gouverneur. Trapp explained that his aircraft crashed 17 miles east of Harbor Beach, Mich. He swam 15 miles toward lights he saw on the horizon until the crew of the fishing vessel Eagle’s Nest rescued him at on Wednesday.
Trapp went missing on Tuesday evening. He sent a distress call to the Federal Aviation Administration while the plane was flying over Lake Huron.
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Detroit searched Lake Huron for the missing two-seat plane that was reported to have possibly crashed into the lake after experiencing engine problems just after
They lost communication with him shortly after.
Trapp has 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.