Updated 07/29/2011 10:14 AM
Plane crash survivor on the road to recovery
MICHIGAN -- The Gouverneur man who survived a plane crash into Lake Huron is on the road to recovery.
Michael Trapp's plane went down over the lake in the late afternoon on Tuesday. Using his pants as a flotation device, Trapp, 42, swam close to 15 miles towards lights he saw on the horizon. He remained in the cold waters of Lake Huron until Wednesday morning when the crew aboard the fishing vessel "Eagle's Nest" spotted him and brought him aboard.
"I pulled my sock off, I just waved my sock on my back, tired, and I was just waving my sock at this boat going by and by the grace of God they slowed down, I about started crying when they slowed down. I was like oh my God yes, thank you, thank you," Trapp said.
Trapp is currently being held at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw, Michigan.
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