The body of a Mitchell native was found late Tuesday evening in Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans.
Navy Lt. Clinton Wermers was found at 1 a.m. Wednesday close to the T-34 Turbomentor plane that he and a student pilot were flying before the accident, said Jay Cope, deputy public affairs officer for Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Florida.
The U.S Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Navy pilot from Mitchell who is missing in Louisiana after a weekend crash.
The Web site CNN.com on Monday identified the pilot as Lt. Clinton Wermers, 33, of Mitchell. Wermers’ grandmother, Joyce Tuschen of Mitchell, confirmed that Wermers is still missing, calling the situation “a tragedy.”
Tuschen learned of the crash Sunday morning.
January 26, 2010
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