Pilot seriously injured after ultralight crashes into lake

Southwest Michigan

PAW PAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A pilot was seriously injured after his ultralight aircraft crashed into a lake near Paw Paw Friday night, the Van Buren County sheriff says.

Authorities say a 46-year-old man crashed into Ackley Lake in Paw Paw Township around 6 p.m.

Neighbors who heard the crash said the man fell from a couple hundred feet up into the lake through thin ice.

The scene where an ultralight glider crashed into a lake in Paw Paw Township. (Feb. 14, 2020)

Witnesses who rushed to the lake said they found the victim submerged and unconscious. They pulled him out and called 911 at 6:17 p.m., authorities say.

The scene where an ultralight glider crashed into a lake in Paw Paw Township. (Feb. 14, 2020)

The pilot was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. His condition was not known Friday evening.

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