Plane falls through frozen lake, pilot rescued
A Grand Rapids pilot was rescued by a witness after his plane broke through the ice of Murray Lake and began to sink.
The incident happened Saturday afternoon around 12:30 p.m.
The Kent County Sheriff's Department says the 2008 American Legend AL3C aircraft broke through the ice just before takeoff.
WOOD-TV reports the plane was equipped with "ski landing gear."
The pilot, James Bakeman, 59, got out of the plane and was rescued by a witness who used a kayak to take him to shore, deputies said.
The investigation will be conducted by the FAA.
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