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Boater Rescues Pilot After Crash into St. Marys River

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Fast action by a boater who rescued the pilot of an overturned sea plane in the St. Marys River Wednesday afternoon.

The coast guard got the call at 4:10 for a plane crash in the river. They say it ended upside down in the water near the Soo Locks campground.

The coast guard arrived within minutes at the overturned plane.

They say the pilot was rescued before they arrived.

They aren’t sure if the plane was taking off or landing.

The plane was towed and Canadian authorities took the pilot to the Canadian side.

“With it being an airplane, that’s not the typical call we get in the command center so it does give us heighten awareness as far as responding to the case and another other hazards that may be involved with a downed airplane,” Lt. Creighton Chong, Sector Sault Coast Guard said.

Canadian authorities will be in charge of the investigation.