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