Rising from the depths

By Gordon Lambie

There was no shortage of spectators along the shoreline in North Hatley on Tuesday as a team set out to recover the wreckage of the seaplane that crashed and sank in Lake Massawippi on Saturday.
The work began on Tuesday morning and proceeded into the afternoon, with the aircraft emerging from the water just after 1 p.m. The efforts relied on the support of a dive team, a raft with an attached winch system, and a telescopic forklift, among other tools.
The pilot of the downed plane was reportedly on-site to oversee the operation.
Despite the removal of the plane from the lake, the village is asking the public to continue to limit their water consumption for the time being.

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