Overcast
21°FOvercastFull Forecast
Shaw Media Auctions

Rescuers use rowboat to reach pilot

MAUSTON, Wis. (AP) – Rescuers used a rowboat to reach a pilot whose plane crashed in a swamp in Juneau County of central Wisconsin.

Sheriff Brent Oleson says the pilot, 29-year-old Seth Pripps, of Rockford, Ill., called the county’s communications center around 12:45 p.m. Monday to say he was not injured, but couldn’t get out of the single-engine Cessna because of the water level. The Wonewoc Fire Department rescued Pripps with a small rowboat.

The pilot told authorities he was flying from Park Falls in northern Wisconsin to St. Louis., Mo.

He said he landed at Wonewoc to check the plane, then developed engine trouble right after takeoff, causing him to crash into the swamp.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

Comments

Comments

National video



Reader Poll

Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
Not sure
No opinion