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.19557284
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
- Local family moves in to Habitat for Humanity home
- Women's March on Madison draws thousands to protest Trump
- Local program helps entrepreneurs succeed
- UPDATE: Officer won't be charged in Holmen shooting
- Low unemployment creates 'employee market'
- The Latest: Judge won't drop charges against ex-UW student
- Baldwin supports pair of Trump nominees
- Onalaska mother, daughter charged with child neglect, animal mistreatment
- Assembly Republicans call for $300 million for roads
- New chronic wasting disease case found in central Minnesota