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Pilot’s body recovered from Lake Superior

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DULUTH -- The body of a light aircraft pilot was brought to the surface Monday, after 12 hours spent fighting wind and two dives to the 137-foot deep wreckage.

“Getting the wreckage was secondary to getting the victim,” said Capt. Tom Crossmon of the St. Louis County Rescue Squad.

The rescuers, six of them volunteers, including Crossmon who took a day off work, hoisted the body onto the deck then a gurney as pallbearers would – three to a side.

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