Search for Missing Local Pilot to Continue Saturday
Yesterday, the damaged ultralight was located in some bushes near the edge of the main stem of the Eel River not far from McCann. The seatbelt was unlatched so searchers believe that it is likely the pilot attempted to bail from the ultralight after something went wrong.
Many people have been assisting in the search for the pilot including family and friends. According to Lonny Whitlow who wrote to us earlier, “There are 5 boats on the water…There are 4 volunteer divers…14 volunteers searching and 4 tech rescue and 2 sheriffs.”
Totten said the search will resume tomorrow. The weather then is predicted to be mostly sunny but also breezy.Earlier Chapters:
- UltraLight Plane Crashes in Eel Near McCann; Rescuers Search for Local Pilot
- Searchers for Missing Pilot Vow to Work Until Dark Though Heat and Wind Are Taking Their Toll
- Rescue Team Member Lost Wallet Searching for Downed Pilot
- Search Teams Continue Looking for Missing Pilot