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A gurney bearing the body of the man killed in Saturday’s plane crash in Lake Superior is wheeled to a waiting medical examiner’s van at McQuade Small Craft Harbor Monday evening. Divers recovered the body from 137 feet of water earlier in the day, but were unable to recover the plane’s wreckage as they had planned. Steve Kuchera /

Pilot's remains brought to surface, aircraft remains at bottom of Lake Superior

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It was nearing sunset when they appeared. Three vessels. Three frothing wakes. One carrying a body reclaimed from Saturday’s plane crash.


That was the sum total of a 12-hour day on Lake Superior, where 14 rescuers from a host of agencies spent Monday first trying to raise the wreckage, then settling for the most precious result.

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